• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2009, Volume: 2, Issue: 12, Pages: 74-78

Original Article

Graphene: a fascinating material


Graphene is the first two-dimensional allotrope of carbon. Recent theoretical studies of graphene reveal that the linear electronic band dispersion near the Brillouin zone corners give rise to electrons and holes that propagate as if they are massless fermions and anomalous quantum transport is observed experimentally. Graphene has potential for serving as an excellent electronic material that can be used in place of silicon for making ultrafast and stable transistors. It is considered as a promising candidate for electronics and spintronics applications. It provides a bridge between condensed matter physics and quantum electrodynamics. Keywords: Carbon, graphene, Dirac fermions, anomalous quantum Hall effect


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