Applications of Graphene: An Overview

By Edward L. Wolf, Springer 2014

Applications of Graphene: An Overview illustrates the basic properties and potential applications of graphene, which Edward L. Wolf, professor of physics at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, presents and analyzes as a replacement for silicon.

Graphene, as described by Wolf, is a “single layer of the graphite crystal, pure covalently bonded carbon in a honeycomb lattice, one atom thick” and a “leading example of a two-dimensional crystalline material.”  The book’s primary focus is on solar cell and CMOS (complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor) device technologies, with attention to the fabrication methods.  Specialized applications for graphene within the existing silicon technology are discussed and found to be promising.

A Fellow of the American Physical Society, Wolf has been the recipient of a Sigma Xi Distinguished Faculty Research Award and a Joseph J. Jacobs Excellence in Education Award, among other honors. In addition to Applications of Graphene, his books include Understanding the Nanotechnology Revolution, Nanophysics of Solar and Renewable Energy, Quantum Nanoelectronics: An Introduction to Electronic Nanotechnology and Quantum Computing, and Nanophysics and Nanotechnology: An Introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience.