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Global recognition for a novel form of artificial graphene

February 19, 2014 10:14 AM EST By: Jennifer Rocha

European researchers publish their results, in which they are able to produce and analyze artificial graphene from traditional semiconductor materials.

Story content courtesy of University of Luxembourg, LU

A new breed of ultra thin super-material has the potential to cause a technological revolution. “Artificial graphene” should lead to faster, smaller and lighter electronic and optical devices of all kinds, including higher performance photovoltaic cells, lasers or LED lighting.

For the first time, scientists are able to produce and have analysed artificial graphene from traditional semiconductor materials. Such is the scientific importance of this breakthrough these findings were published recently in one of the world’s leading physics journals. A researcher from the University of Luxembourg played an important role in this highly innovative work.

The University of Luxembourg is heavily involved in cross-border, multidisciplinary research projects. In this case it partnered with the Institute for Electronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnology (IEMN) in Lille, France, the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science and the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Utrecht, Netherlands and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany.

University of Luxembourg researcher Dr. Efterpi Kalesaki from the Physics and Materials Science Research Unit is the first author of the article.

 

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