A day like today in 2004 the famous paper by Geim and Novoselov appeared in Science. Nature Nanotechnology celebrates this with a Focus on Graphene Applications. You may take a look at it here.
The readers interested in graphene applications may also profit from the Graphene Roadmap presented in the latest issue of Nanoscale: “Science and technology roadmap for graphene, related two-dimensional crystals, and hybrid systems” [link]
Furthermore, the research on graphene and the related materials keeps bringing more surprises. Here we mention a few of them:
Topological currents detected in graphene superlattices! In a recent article featured in Science, Gorbachev et al. report on the detection of topological currents in graphene on boron nitride. This may bring quantum Hall like physics without a magnetic field to graphene while providing a platform for valleytronics. You may also check the commentary in the same issue of Science and the journal club by Francisco Guinea.
Taylor made graphene nanoribbon heterostructures. Cai et al. report on “Atomically precise graphene nanoribbons obtained via a bottom-up approach based on the surface-assisted assembly of molecular precursors” [link]
Spin relaxation in graphene. In an article appearing in Nature Physics entitled “Pseudospin-driven spin relaxation mechanism in graphene” van Tuan et al. report on a mechanism explaining the large disagreement between experiment and theory. [link]
Graphene bilayers manifest intringuing quantum Hall effects. Articles appearing face to face in Science address interaction driven complex states in bilayer graphene. Take a look at the Perspective and the original articles by Kou et al. and Maher et al.
Announcement: Graphene2015, March 10-13, Bilbao, Spain.