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Physical Science Building, Room 161


Graphene-based materials hold promise due to their electronic and thermal transport, mechanical properties, high specific surface area, and that they can act as an atom thick layer, barrier, or membrane. Ourtop-down micromechanicalexfoliation approaches conceived of in 1998 [1,2] yielded multilayer graphene. Two main areas of research of our group are: (i) the generation, study, and use of colloids consistingof graphene-basedplatelets dispersed in liquids, and (ii) CVD growth of large area graphene on metal substratesand studies of such material. Updates will be given. A history of experimental work on graphene (from discovery in 1969 to now) is provided at: