December 19, 2013
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) researchers have succeeded in producing long, structurally well-defined graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) with semiconducting properties.
The “bottom-up” graphene synthesis method used consists in putting together molecular graphene building blocks to produce graphene nanoribbons in the desired shape and size.
Unlike native graphene, graphene nanoribbons have electronic bandgaps, which allow for control of the movement of electrons and optical properties. They… read more