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?
|Title of host publication||Graphene Photonics, Optoelectronics, and Plasmonics|
|Editors||Qiaoliang Bao, Hui Ying Hoh, Yupeng Zhang|
|Place of Publication||Singapore Singapore|
|Publisher||Pan Stanford Publishing|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|