Thursday, April 26, 2012

US Patent 8163634 - Devices with graphene layers

This patent from Alcatel-Lucent teaches techniques to grow a graphene layer on a boron-nitride substrate to enable graphene transistor design. Claim 1 reads:

1. A method, comprising:

providing a crystalline cubic boron-nitride substrate with a diamond-type lattice and an exposed substantially (111)-surface; and

growing a graphene-like layer on the exposed substantially (111)-surface.