Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon. It’s the first material that can be made in one-atom-thick sheets. It is nearly completely transparent, very flexible and very conductive, both electrically and thermally. In principle, by cutting the sheet down to a particular shape, or even by just punching a regular pattern of holes in it, one can tailor its electronic properties so that it is a different colour, or has different conductivity or transparency. It is this aspect that we are interested in at UCLan.
Principal investigator: Joe Smerdon (website:http://nanophysicsuclan.wordpress.com)
Header Image : Simulated Nanoparticle (Marco Pinna, Joe Smerdon), Solar disk with SDO (NASA UClan SDO archive), V838 Monocerotis (NASA/STScl), NGC7424 (Gemini Observatory), M74 (NASA Hubble Space Telescope) NASA,and ESA ; and solar plume courtesy of SOHO /EIT consortium
Author: B Thompson, Last Updated: 10 February 2006, 15:04