Strachan Group

Our work on the surface potential of few-layer graphene films is featured as the recent cover article of the January 2009 issue of Nano Letters.

Using electrostatic force microscopy we probe the charge screening features of few-layer graphene films.

The work was performed in collaboration with S. S. Datta, E. J. Mele , and A. T. Johnson.


Crystallographic etching of few-layer graphene which we recently reported in Nano Letters was highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology.

By utilizing metallic nanoparticles, we are able to etch few-layer graphene samples along specific crystallographic directions.

This work was performed in collaboration with S. S. Datta, S. M. Khamis , and A. T. Johnson.



Group members in the summer of 2009 at the annual UK Physics & Astronomy poster presentation event. From left to right are Abhishek Sunararajan, Joey Stieha, Jimmy Rop, Stephen Johnson, and Doug Strachan.



Current Group Members

Doug Strachan

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Stephen Johnson

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Patrick Hunley

Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Abhishek Sundararajan

Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Aaron Meacham

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Joey Stieha

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Department of Physics and Astronomy

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