Atomic force microscope aids Cambridge Graphene Centre
Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) has seen the installation of an atomic force microscope (AFM) supplied by Agilent Technologies, writes Richard Wilson.
Graphene is the second layer of carbon atoms that are sp2 covalently bonded into a honeycomb lattice. Much of graphene’s appeal comes from its unique electronic properties that may one day make super-high-speed devices a reality.
Agilent’s 5600LS AFM has scanning microwave microscopy capabilities for electrical characterisation of capacitance, impedance and dielectric properties of graphene and related materials at the nanoscale.
The CGC, which is directed by Andrea Ferrari (pictured right), professor of nanotechnology at the University of Cambridge, is part of the UK’s Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Graphene Flagship project
The Graphene Flagship is an academic-industrial consortium focused on research in materials production to components and system integration, and targets a number of specific goals that leverage the unique properties of graphene and related materials.