Graphene

Graphene is a Nobel prize winning material formed by a hexagonal lattice of carbon atoms just one atom thick. Electrons in graphene behave as if they were massless relativistic particles, leading to extraordinary electronic properties.

We explore these properties experimentally with an emphasis on mesoscopic devices at low-temperature, where quantum mechanical effects become important. Examples include proximity-induced supercurrents, quantum confinement, electric-field induced band gaps, and Aharonov-Bohm oscillations.

A second research direction is to exploit the unique two-dimensionality of graphene for fundamental studies and novel devices. These range from DNA translocation of graphene to graphene electrodes for contacting molecules.

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