Graphene analysis by microspectroscopy

Microspectrophotometers are used to analyze graphene and graphene based devices




Graphene analysis by microspectroscopy

Typical test spectra



Graphene and its optical effects can be studied with a microspectrophotometer.

Graphene is a 2-dimensional form of carbon organized in one-atom thick layers. In graphene, carbon atoms are densely packed in a regular hexagonal pattern. Mathematically, it may be treated as an infinitely large aromatic molecule and thus can yield some novel electronic effects due to this electronic and unique physical structure.  Due graphene's novel physical characteristics, including its interactions with other materials, mean that graphene has the potential to form the basis for many new applications and devices.

Mapping the spectral characteristics of graphene with microscopic spatial resolution is easily done with microspectrophotometers.  Microspectrophotometers are also useful when only microscopic amounts of novel graphene materials are available for analysis.   And because graphene is considered a zero-gap semiconductor, it will see use in new electronic devices....items well suited for analysis with microspectrophotometers.  With such devices, microspectrophotometers can yield information of the thickness of thin films of graphene, the optical and electronic attributes, as well as the vibration characteristics by Raman microspectroscopy.   



To learn more about microspectroscopy and graphene analysis and testing, select one of the following links: 

What is a Microspectrophotometer?

Science of Microspectrophotometers

Microspectrophotometer Design

Uses of Microspectrophotometers

20/30 PV™ Microspectrophotometers


 UV-visible-NIR microscopes, UV-visible-NIR microspectrometers and Raman microspectrometers are general purpose laboratory instruments. They have not been cleared or approved by the European IVD Directive, the United States Food and Drug Administration or any other agency for diagnostic, clinical or other medical use.