Making Contact: New Study Quantifies the Electron Transport Effects of Placing Metal Contacts onto Graphene

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Using large-scale supercomputer calculations, researchers have analyzed how the placement of metallic contacts on graphene changes the electron transport properties of the material as a factor of junction length, width and orientation.  The work is believed to be the first quantitative study of electron transport through metal-graphene junctions to examine earlier models in significant detail.

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