Title

The Production, Analysis, and Usage of Graphene

Presenter Information

Giannino Lusicic

Department

Physics

Major

Physics and Computer Science

Research Advisor

Story, J. Greg

Advisor's Department

Physics

Funding Source

Physics department

Abstract

Graphene has been dubbed a “wonder material” in recent years due to its many remarkable physical traits including extremely high electron mobility and tensile strength. The 2010 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to a pair of scientist who isolated a monoatomic layer of graphene utilizing little more than tape. This project sought to expand on methods of graphene production by investigating and testing different methods for its creation. Few-layer graphene was successfully created and tested via photo-reduction of a deposited layer of oxidized graphite, the aforementioned tape method, and variations on both.

Biography

Giannino is a second-year physics and computer science double major of senior standing in credit at Missouri S&T. After graduation, he will attend graduate school to further his education in physics. He seeks to use both his knowledge of physics and his skills as a programmer in harmony to advance humanity’s understanding of the universe. He is an Eagle Scout and the head instructor of the fencing club.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Carver Room

Presentation Date

16 Apr 2014, 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Comments

Joint project with Clayton Craig, Alexander Mark

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The Production, Analysis, and Usage of Graphene

Carver Room

Graphene has been dubbed a “wonder material” in recent years due to its many remarkable physical traits including extremely high electron mobility and tensile strength. The 2010 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to a pair of scientist who isolated a monoatomic layer of graphene utilizing little more than tape. This project sought to expand on methods of graphene production by investigating and testing different methods for its creation. Few-layer graphene was successfully created and tested via photo-reduction of a deposited layer of oxidized graphite, the aforementioned tape method, and variations on both.