A Winding Road with a Broad Impact: Towards Graphene on Silicon
|Event Name||A Winding Road with a Broad Impact: Towards Graphene on Silicon|
|Start Date||16 May 2017|
Colloquia: Francesca Iacopi, University of Technology Sydney
Graphene has enormous potential for integrated devices, as it can enable the ultimate system miniaturization through the combination of many of its outstanding functionalities—from electronics to photonics, sensing and energy storage—all within a small and energy–efficient package. However, in order to realize this promise, first a graphene of acceptable quality needs to be synthesized consistently over large areas, and preferably directly on a substrate like silicon. Interestingly, despite extensive research efforts over the last decade, the direct synthesis of graphene on silicon has been lagging behind. We have pioneered an avenue to fill this fundamental gap. As no novel methodologies come without complexities, we review the associated challenges and the broader perspectives.