Raza Edits Textbook on Graphene Nanoelectronics

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A textbook on graphene nanoelectronics, edited by Hassan Raza, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, was recently published by Springer Science-Business Media.

Titled "Graphene Nanoelectronics: Metrology, Synthesis, Properties and Applications (NanoScience and Technology)," the book was written by a global team of experts who combine their current knowledge to present all aspects and known properties of graphene and its nanostructures.

Graphene -- which was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2010 -- is a perfectly two-dimensional single-atom thin membrane with zero bandgap. It has attracted huge attention due to its linear dispersion around the Dirac point, excellent transport properties, novel magnetic characteristics, and low spin-orbit coupling. Graphene and its nanostructures may have potential applications in spintronics, photonics, plasmonics and electronics. This book brings together a team of experts to provide an overview of the most advanced topics in theory, experiments, spectroscopy and applications of graphene and its nanostructures. It covers the state-of-the-art in tutorial-like and review-like manner to make the book useful not only to experts, but also newcomers and graduate students.