Critical Mass in Graphene

  title={Critical Mass in Graphene},
  author={Michael S. Fuhrer},
  pages={1413 - 1414}
  • M. Fuhrer
  • Published 21 June 2013
  • Physics
  • Science
Contact with a layer of boron nitride provides a route to control the electronic properties of graphene. [Also see Report by Hunt et al.] One of the most striking properties of graphene, a single-atom-thick layer of carbon, is that the electrons behave as if they have no mass. They move at a constant velocity, regardless of their energy, much like photons, the more familiar massless particles of light. Special relativity tells us that a minimum energy E = 2m0c2 is required to create a particle… 

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