Graphene is a 2-‐D sheet of sp 2 bonded carbon atoms with exceptional electrical properties. Particularly, graphene has a very high carrier mobility (~200,000 cm 2 /V· • s). This is largely due to graphene's unique electronic structure, wherein charge carriers are effectively massless Dirac fermions. However, the unique electronic structure of graphene has… (More)
COPYRIGHT by Simona Rieman Nava 2009 iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank my mother, and my father for the love and support throughout my life, education and accomplishing this document. I would also like to thank my loving husband, Jose Nava, for being my daily rock and support throughout the past two years of pursuing my master's. I cannot put into… (More)
Angle-resolved photoemission study and first-principles calculation of the electronic structure of LaSb2, The electronic structure of metal/alkane thiol self-assembled monolayers/metal junctions for magnetoelectronics applications, Chemical Physics Letters 381 (2003) 7?13.