Illuminating graphene nanosystems
Prof. Elisa Molinari
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
& CNR – Istituto di Nanoscienze, Modena
Graphene, the planar hexagonal crystal of C atoms, is a very special laboratory system to explore fundamental physics, and a material with some superlative properties which promise revolutionary applications. After a brief review of some recent advancements, I will focus on the new frontier of graphene-based nanosystems, such as nanoribbons and nanoflakes, and illustrate how their atomic control is now leading to a new branch of nanoscience.