Graphene has been attracting growing attentions in physics, chemistry, and device applications after the discovery of micromechanically cleaved graphene sheet by A. Geim and K. Novoselov, who were awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. The electronic structure of graphene, which is described in terms of massless Dirac fermions, brings about unconventional electronic properties, which are not only an important basic issue in condensed matter physics but also a promising target of cutting-edge electronics/spintronics device applications. Meanwhile, from chemistry aspect, graphene is the extreme of condensed polycyclic hydrocarbon molecules extrapolated to infinite size. Here, the concept on aromaticity, which organic chemists utilize, is applicable. Interesting issues appearing between physics and chemistry are pronounced in nanosized graphene (nanographene), as we recognize the importance of the shape of nanographene in understanding its electronic structure. This book comprehensively discusses the fundamental issues related to the electronic, magnetic, and chemical properties of condensed polycyclic hyodrocarbon molecules, nanographene, and graphene.
Table of Contents
Theory of electronic states and transport in graphene. Experimental approaches to graphene; electron transport for device applications. Electronic properties of nanographene. Chemistry of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Experimental approach to electronic and magnetic properties of nanographene. Current Topics: Quantum Hall effect and spin-orbit interaction. Valleytronics. Optical properties of nanographene. Twisted bilayer graphene. Epitaxial graphene.
Toshiaki Enoki is professor emeritus at the institute. Prof. Enoki has won many awards, such as the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, 2008. His main research subject is the electronic and magnetic properties of pi-electron systems, particularly nanocarbon materials.
Tsuneya Ando moved to the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2002, where, since his retirement in March 2011, he is institute professor. He has won numerous awards such as the Nishina Memorial Prize (1982) and the Japan Academy Prize (1983). His main research subject is the theoretical study of electronic and transport properties of low-dimensional systems.