Graphene is an allotrope of carbon, whose structure is one-atom-thick planar sheets of sp2-bonded carbon atoms that are densely packed in a honeycomb crystal lattice.In 2004, the Manchester group obtained graphene by micro-mechanical alleviation of graphite. They used adhesive tape(Scotch Tape) to repeatedly split graphite crystals into increasingly thinner pieces. The tape with attached optically transparent flakes was dissolved in acetone, and, after a few further steps, the flakes including monolayers were sedimented on a silicon wafer. Individual atomic planes were then hunted in an optical microscope. A year later, the researchers simplified the technique and started using dry deposition, avoiding the stage when graphene floated in a liquid. Relatively large crystallites (first, only a few micrometres in size but, eventually, larger than 1 mm and visible by the naked eye) were obtained by the technique. It is often referred to as a scotch tape or drawing method. The latter name appeared because the dry deposition resembles drawing with a piece of graphite.The key for the success probably was the use of high-throughput visual recognition of graphene on a properly chosen substrate, which provides a small but noticeable optical contrast.

We can distinct few types of graphene research that we conduct at our labs: Optical and transport measurements of graphene and scaning proble microscopy. We also produce large quantities of graphen samples using micromechanical exfoliation tehnique.
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Reacently GPU group had been established for application of GPGPU in Solid State Physics. Main research goal are simulations and calculations in graphene.
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