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Nano Lett. 2007 Sep;7(9):2707-10. Epub 2007 Aug 1.

The optical visibility of graphene: interference colors of ultrathin graphite on SiO(2).

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NEST CNR-INFM & Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza dei Cavalieri 7, I-56126 Pisa, Italy. s.roddaro@sns.it

Abstract

Monatomic layers of graphite are emerging as building blocks for novel optoelectronic devices. Experimental studies on a single graphite layer (graphene) are today possible since very thin graphite can be identified on a dielectric substrate using a normal optical microscope. We investigate the mechanism behind the strong visibility of graphite, and we discuss the importance of substrates and of the microscope objective used for the imaging.

PMID:
17665963
DOI:
10.1021/nl071158l
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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