University of California, Riverside

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graphene: Quantum Transport in a 2D membrane

Graphene: Quantum Transport in a 2D membrane


Chun Ning (Jeanie) Lau

Department of Physics
University of California, Riverside

When: Tuesday, April 28 2009
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: A265 Bourns Hall


Graphene, a two-dimensional single atomic layer of carbon, has recently emerged as a promising candidate for electronic materials, as well as a new model system for condensed matter physics. In this talk I will discuss our results on novel transport phenomena in graphene, including coherent interference of multiply-reflected charge waves, gate tunable p-n junctions, and ripples in suspended graphene sheets. I will conclude the talk with a brief outlook of the challenges and promises offered by this fascinating 2D system.

About the Speaker:

Chun Ning (Jeanie) Lau received her Bachelor of Arts from University of Chicago in 1994, and her Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 2001. From 2002-2004 she was a research associate at the Quantum Science Research group at the Hewlett -Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, CA. Since August 2004 she was an assistant professor at Department of Physics, University of California, Riverside. Her current research focuses on the novel electronic, thermal and mechanical properties of nanoscale systems such as graphene and carbon nanotubes. Results from her research were featured by popular magazines such as The Economist, Profil, and Le Recherche.


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