Microspectrophotometers are used to analyze graphene and graphene based devices
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.
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