Sunday, September 30, 2012

Nanoreactor theory of graphene synthesis by chemical vapor deposition

Researchers at Rice University (an active group working on graphene) demonstrate that every atom counts in graphene formation using DFT calculation of CVD process. They have highlighted the importance of carbon dimer for faster and better quality graphene growth. Overall, the study reveals the importance of mostly favored low energy paths for graphene formation.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Wetting behavior of graphene gets a new look !

Recent findings reveal a complex picture of wetting behavior of graphene.

Graphene dispersion velocity

Graphene has provided a great physical avenue for fundamental research. Now, its two dimensional structure, a true surface, has made it possible to study electron-electron interactions far away from Fermi energy level.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Graphene- A Carbon Avatar termed as an Olympic Material

The three dimensional world around us has shown great potential for human kind and when the dimensionality of materials is scaled down to lower dimensions, an another world has been explored by researchers. In the world of two dimensional materials, graphene stands as a conquering queen which paved the way to the astonishing 2D world and aroused flooding interest in these materials. The 2D materials hold great promising future applications in nanotechnology.