Charge Transfer Properties Through Graphene Layers in Gas Detectors

Thuiner P., Hall-Wilton R., Jackman R. B. , Muller H., Nguyen T. T. , Oliveri E., ...More

IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium / Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Washington, United States Of America, 8 - 15 November 2014 identifier

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  • City: Washington
  • Country: United States Of America


Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice with remarkable mechanical, electrical and optical properties. For the first time graphene layers suspended on copper meshes were installed into a gas detector equipped with a gaseous electron multiplier. Measurements of low energy electron and ion transfer through graphene were conducted. In this paper we describe the sample preparation for suspended graphene layers, the testing procedures and we discuss the preliminary results followed by a prospect of further applications.