Research on Applications of Next Generation Semiconductors - Graphene
Graphene is a thinnest 2D material ever which has enormous superlative properties. It is an impressive material which is full of potentials and can bring a fascinating change in the field of electronics. It was first electrically isolated in 2004 at the University of Manchester. In 2010, the two scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov were awarded the Noble prize for their path breaking discovery on graphene. Few among graphene’s superlative properties defines it as the strongest and the most flexible material ever, which has the best thermal and electrical conductivity with very high electron mobility even at room temperature.
It is 200 times stronger than steel and yet being flexible. All these properties make it as an attractive material of research where the whole world is involved in getting some exciting applications out of graphene. The wide applications of graphene starts from batteries of cars to satellites sent in space, smart homes to smarter electronics.
Dr.Baishali G from Department of Physics, Dayananda Sagar University has set up a research lab to explore the potentials of graphene in designing various sensors. She has received research grants from Science and Engineering Board, (SERB) under Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India and also from Indian Space Research Organization for carrying out research in the area of graphene based sensors. Three research scholars are perusing their PHDs in this area of research under her guidance. The team is working in close collaboration with preeminent institution Indian Institute of Science.