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Graphene Device, Method of Investigating Graphene, and Method of Operating Graphene Device

United States Patent Application

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The present invention provides for a graphene device comprising: a first gate structure, a second gate structure that is transparent or semi-transparent, and a bilayer graphene coupled to the first and second gate structures, the bilayer graphene situated at least partially between the first and second gate structures. The present invention also provides for a method of investigating semiconductor properties of bilayer graphene and a method of operating the graphene device by producing a bandgap of at least 50 mV within the bilayer graphene by using the graphene device.
Wang, Feng (US), Zhang, Yuanbo (US), Tang, Tsung-ta (US), Crommie, Michael F. (US), Zettl, Alexander K. (US), Girit, Caglar (US)
12/ 792,647
June 2, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.