Research on graphene and the related materials has shown several impressive studies over the last months. From the first transmission of the name “IBM” being received by a radio chip made of graphene, to the puzzling observation of exceptional ballistic transport in epitaxial graphene, there seems to be plenty of exciting news in this area. As a way to update on the literature, here we provide links to a few of the most remarkable studies.
- “One-Dimensional Electrical Contact to a Two-Dimensional Material”
L. Wang et al. Science 342, 614 (Nov. 2013).
- “Tunable symmetry breaking and helical edge transport in a graphene quantum spin Hall state” A. F. Young et al. Nature 505, 528 (Dec. 2013). See also the press release at MIT news.
- “Observation of Floquet-Bloch States on the Surface of a Topological Insulator” Y. H. Wang et al. Science 342, 6157 (Nov 2013). See also the associated press release Persuading light to mix up with matter. Chapter 6 of our book also deals with issues related to this study.
- “Graphene radio frequency receiver integrated circuit” Han et al. Nature Communications 5, 3086 (Jan 2014). See also “First graphene radio broadcast is a wireless wonder”
- “Exceptional ballistic transport in epitaxial graphene nanoribbons” J. Baringhaus et al. Nature 506, 349 (Feb 2014). See also the news article “Graphene conducts electricity ten times better than expected”
- “A bulk mimic of graphene” Nature 506, 269 (Feb 2014)