- Graphene: Synthesis, Raman and UV-Vis Spectroscopy
- Dr. Apparao M. Rao -- Clemson University, Department of Physics
- Thursday, August 25, 2011 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Auditorium, Physics 202
- Zhengwei Pan
A single sheet of sp2-hybridized carbon atoms, called graphene, is presently the most widely studied material in the scientific community. Following a brief introduction of graphene and its unique properties, I will present two popular methods for preparing graphene for spectroscopic studies. In carbon science, spectroscopy has played a dominant role in unraveling several fundamental properties of nanostructured carbons like fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. Drawing from these spectroscopic studies, the effective roles of Raman and UV-vis spectroscopy in elucidating the vibration and electronic properties of graphene will be discussed.
This work was done jointly by R. Podila (Clemson University), R. Rao (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base), and Masa Ishigami (University of Central Florida).