Jimmy Ng L&S Sciences
Graphene CVD Growth and Electrical Measurements
Discovered in 2004, graphene is a single atom thick sheet of carbon arranged in a hexagonal lattice. It is also the most conductive material at room temperature known to humankind and many believe it could replace silicon and change the future of computers and other electrical devices. Despite this, there is a long way to go before reaping the benefits of its potential applications. Because graphene is a relatively new material, scientists and engineers are still in the process of learning about its production, properties, and capabilities. For my summer research project and honors thesis, I will be synthesizing graphene by varying growth conditions, and then will investigate and compare the differences between them. This research will make progress in creating an optimal standard protocol for making high quality graphene. The information obtained from this research can be applied to creating more efficient graphene-based semiconductors to replace silicon-based semiconductors in circuits, computers, and other electronic devices.