Graphene used to study electrons' spin characteristics

Researchers from Georgia State University (GSU) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) developed a new technique that enabled them to to study the spin characteristics of electrons using graphene.

The research team illuminating the graphene based device by microwaves (which causes the spin-splitting energy to equalize). The device’s resistance is altered when the microwave energy is absorbed by the device. This effect is small and difficult to measure normally, but by using Graphene, enabled them to actually witness this effect.

Posted: Aug 14,2012 by Ron Mertens