Modeling graphene-substrate interactions

Taher Amlaki

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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In this thesis I focussed on the interactions between graphene-like materials (grapheme and germanene) and various substrates. The attractive properties of graphene like a high carrier mobility, its single-atomic thickness and its theoretical magic have made graphene a very popular and promising candidate material for numerous applications. However the zero-band gap of intrinsic graphene is a drawback for applications - if not for theoretical physicists! The study of gap opening mechanisms in graphene and how the band structure can be engineered to behave as we wish were the central questions that I have tried to address.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Kelly, P.J. , Supervisor
Award date8 Apr 2016
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-4090-2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2016


  • METIS-316373
  • IR-100180


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