transistors and a graphene circuit for
Of Geim and Novoselov, Balandin
says, “I always knew they would get the
Nobel Prize, but I didn’t know it would
happen so fast.”
Many recent articles on graphene
research have also appeared in OSA’s
journals over the past few years:
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Graphene is an atomic- scale honeycomb lattice made of carbon atoms.
c L. Wu and colleagues at the A*STAR
Institute of High Performance
Computing (Singapore) developed a
graphene-on-gold-film biosensor with
greater sensitivity than conventional
gold-film biosensors (Opt. Express 18,
14395). The sensitivity boost comes
from the graphene layer’s increased
adsorption of biomolecules.
Southampton (England) studied “a
photonic metamaterial that shows
extraordinary sensitivity to the presence
of a single atomic layer of graphene on
its surface” (Opt. Express 18, 8353).
their spatial light interference microscopy technique to probe the topography of a single layer of graphene (Opt.
Lett. 35, 208).
c A multinational team led by Niki-tas Papasimakis of the University of
c Researchers at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign (U.S.A.) used
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