Towards controlled graphene properties: Direct synthesis on dielectrics and Tuning via stress
F. Ding, J. X. Ji, Y.F. Mei, K. Dörr, A. Rastelli, O. G. Schmidt, M. H. Rümmeli, A. Bachmatiuk, A. Scott, G. Cuniberti, B. Büchner
IFW Dresden Annual Report 2010, Research Highlights, p. 25 (2011)
Interest in graphene since its isolation in 2004 has rapidly escalated. It has been described as nature's thinnest elastic material and its exceptional mechanical and electronic properties make it an extremely exciting material. Within the realm of electronics, it is its one atoms thickness, planar geometry, high current-carrying capacity and thermal conductivity and potential to open a gap when existing as a narrow ribbon that hold particular promise. These features make it ideally suited for further miniaturizing electronics to form ultra-small devices and components for future semiconductor technology.