University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Wednesday, April 29th 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Eva Andrei (Rutgers)
Subject: Graphene: the magic of electrons in flatland

Graphene: the magic of electrons in flatland
Eva Y. Andrei
Rutgers University

Graphene, a one-atom thick layer of crystalline carbon possesses extraordinary electronic properties which make it a prime candidate for novel nano-electronic devices, at the same time raising the prospect to observe phenomena hitherto unseen in bench top experiments. These unusual properties are due to charge-carriers that behave like ultra-relativistic particles, also known as massless Dirac fermions. I will present scanning tunneling microscopy and transport experiments that provide access to these particles and give new insights their unique world.

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