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Dr. C. Casiraghi, Physics Dept., Free University Berlin: Rayleigh imaging and Raman spectroscopy of graphene


20 May 2010 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Dr. Cinzia Casiraghi
Affiliation: Physics Dept., Free University Berlin

Rayleigh imaging and Raman spectroscopy of graphene

Date: 20-05-2010
Start: 16.00
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080


Graphene is a single layer of graphite and it shows unique properties: it is the thinnest and strongest material known. It has giant charge carriers’ mobility. It is the only elastic and conductive membrane known and it is impermeable to gases. This makes graphene a potential material for nano-electronics, for nano-mechanical systems, thin-film transistors, transparent and conductive composites, and photonics. However, the identification and counting of graphene layers is still a major hurdle as monolayers are a great minority amongst accompanying thicker flakes. In this talk I will show that Rayleigh imaging and Raman spectroscopy are fast, sensitive and non-destructive techniques able to identify graphene. In particular, I will show that Raman Spectroscopy is able to probe several properties of graphene, such as amount of disorder and doping, edges and charged impurities.

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