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High-quality graphite used to create graphene in Associate Professor Pablo Jarillo-Herrero’s lab comes from a mine in India, according to postdoc Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi. The graphite is rubbed on a sheet of silicon and lifted off with special tape to create thin layers of graphene. Photo: Denis Paiste/Materials Processing CenterHigh-quality graphite used to create graphene in Associate Professor Pablo Jarillo-Herrero’s lab comes from a mine in India, according to postdoc Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi. The graphite is rubbed on a sheet of silicon and lifted off with special tape to create thin layers of graphene.
Photo: Denis Paiste/Materials Processing Center

Probing graphene physics

MIT postdoc Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi charts quantum signatures of electronic transport in graphene.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center
May 19, 2015

Over the last seven years, Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi has built several hundred nanoscale stacked graphene systems to study their electronic properties. "What interests me a lot is that the properties of this combined system depend sensitively on the relative alignment between them," he says.

Sanchez-Yamagishi, who received his PhD in January, is now a postdoc in Associate Professor Pablo Jarillo-Herrero's group. He assembles sandwiches of graphene and boron nitride with various horizontal orientations.