Yvonne Carts-Powell

Graphene and carbon nanotubes: a review

In Science on November 18, 2010 at 3:38 pm

In case you missed it, graphene is hot enough to have won researchers a Nobel prize this year. (One of those researchers had previously won an Ignoble prize, for levitating frogs, but that’s not relevant right now.)

Graphene is going to change technology, and even though this form of carbon was only identified in 2004, researchers have already started making transistors out of it.

A decent writeup of what we know about graphene and carbon nanotubes (which are, basically, rolled up tubes of graphene) was recently written by Tsuneya Ando, a physics professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, published here:

The electronic properties of graphene and carbon nanotubes: Reviews : NPG Asia Materials.


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