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Atomically thin optoelectronics: the ideal semi-metal and the insurmountable insulator (presentation video)
Author(s): Nathaniel M. Gabor
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Paper Abstract

Graphene, an atomically thin sheet of hexagonally oriented carbon, is a zero band gap semi-metal that exhibits extraordinary electronic and optical behavior. Hexagonal boron nitride, which shares a similar structure to that of graphene, is an insulator that does not absorb any light in the visible spectrum. By combining graphene and boron nitride into ultrathin vertical stacks, we fabricated new optoelectronic devices that demonstrate highly sensitive optical response, yet are only several nanometers thick. In this talk, I will discuss how stacking these atomically thin materials allows us to explore new types of optoelectronic devices that reveal a novel hot carrier transport regime, which may lead to more efficient energy harvesting technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 August 2014
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9168, Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, and Associated Devices VII, 91680A (17 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2063956
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Nathaniel M. Gabor, Univ. of California, Riverside (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9168:
Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, and Associated Devices VII
Manijeh Razeghi; Young Hee Lee; Maziar Ghazinejad, Editor(s)

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