Large contrast enhancement of graphene monolayers by angle detection

Yu, V.; Hilke, M.
October 2009
Applied Physics Letters;10/12/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 15, p151904
Academic Journal
Exfoliated graphene monolayers are identified by optical inspection. In order to improve the monolayer detection, we investigate the angle dependence of the optical contrast of graphene on a 90 nm SiO2/Si substrate. We observe a significant enhancement of the visibility of graphene by changing the polarization and the angle of optical incidence. This method can be used to detect graphene on arbitrary substrates such as GaAs/AlAs based materials, which have a much cleaner surface.


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