Making graphene visible

  title={Making graphene visible},
  author={Peter Blake and Kostya S. Novoselov and Antonio H. Castro Neto and Da Jiang and R. Yang and Timothy J. Booth and Andre K. Geim and Ernie W. Hill},
  journal={Applied Physics Letters},
Microfabrication of graphene devices used in many experimental studies currently relies on the fact that graphene crystallites can be visualized using optical microscopy if prepared on top of Si wafers with a certain thickness of SiO2. The authors study graphene’s visibility and show that it depends strongly on both thickness of SiO2 and light wavelength. They have found that by using monochromatic illumination, graphene can be isolated for any SiO2 thickness, albeit 300nm (the current standard… 

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