Hui Ying Hoh, Qiaoliang Bao

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We have brought the readers through a brief yet exciting history of graphene, discussed its optical properties, and highlighted probable applications. Many of these applications are familiar to the common end users, such as solar cells, light-emitting devices, and touchscreens. Developments in processing technology and techniques have made graphene a viable replacement for conventional materials. For example, in photodetectors and solar cells, graphene is highly touted as a candidate for transparent conductors over indium tin oxide (ITO) due to an economical advantage and high mechanical flexibility. Graphene applications are propelled by progress in the production of graphene with suitable properties and manageable cost for the targeted purpose. Nevertheless, the switch to, or even simply integration of, a new material and hence technology is an extensive and costly process. The question to ask next is: Is graphene worth it?

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGraphene Photonics, Optoelectronics, and Plasmonics
EditorsQiaoliang Bao, Hui Ying Hoh, Yupeng Zhang
Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
PublisherPan Stanford Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781351767767
ISBN (Print)9789814745604
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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