PCTS- Electronic Properties of Graphene

Oct 8, 2010, 9:30 amOct 9, 2010, 5:00 pm
PCTS Seminar Room
Faculty, Postdocs, graduate students
Event Description
The program will focus on the properties of graphene, a single-atom-thick layer of carbon. Discovered in 2004, graphene has quickly become one of the most active research fronts in condensed matter physics, owing to its fundamental importance, as well as the potential it offers to future nano-electronics applications. Originally, the interest in graphene was largely driven by its fascinating electronic properties: electrons moving in the background of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb graphene lattice become effectively massless, and behave like relativistic Dirac particles. More recently, researchers focused on the more complex many-body effects in graphene, as well as on understanding the sources of disorder present in graphene samples. Many prototype graphene devices have already been demonstrated, however, two major challenges for graphene nano-electronics remain: developing a reliable fabrication process and finding ways to control its electronic properties. The goal of our program is to learn about recent developments and open questions in graphene field, focusing both on the basic science and potential applications of this remarkable material.
Registration is Required on line at http://pcts.princeton.edu/pcts/index.html