• Technique Tunes Into Graphene Nanoribbons' Electronic Potential

    27 days ago - By News Center

    Scanning tunneling microscopy image of a zigzag graphene nanoribbon.
    - By Rachel Berkowitz
    Ever since graphene - a thin carbon sheet just one-atom thick - was discovered more than 15 years ago, the wonder material became a workhorse in materials science research. From this body of work, other researchers learned that slicing graphene along the edge of its honeycomb lattice creates one-dimensional zigzag graphene strips or nanoribbons with exotic magnetic properties.
    Many researchers have sought to harness nanoribbons' unusual magnetic behavior into carbon-based, spintronics devices that...
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