Epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide: Introduction to structured graphene

  title={Epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide: Introduction to structured graphene},
  author={Ming Ruan and Yike Hu and Zelei Guo and Rui Dong and James Palmer and John Hankinson and Claire Berger and Walter A. de Heer},
  journal={Mrs Bulletin},
We present an introduction to the rapidly growing field of epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide, tracing its development from the original proof-of-concept experiments a decade ago to its present, highly evolved state. The potential of epitaxial graphene as a new electronic material is now being recognized. Whether the ultimate promise of graphene-based electronics will ever be realized remains an open question. Silicon electronics is based on single-crystal substrates that allow reliable… 

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