The emerging field of graphene brings together scientists and engineers as the discovered fundamental properties and effects encountered in this new material can be rapidly exploited for practical applications. There is potential for a two-dimensional graphene-based technology and recent works have already demonstrated the utility of graphene in building nanoelectromechanical systems, complex electronic circuits, photodetectors and ultrafast lasers. The state-of-the-art of substrate-suported graphene growth, and the current fundamental understanding of the electromechanical properties of graphene and graphene nanoribbons, represent important knowledge for developing new applications.
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T.D. acknowledges support from NSF Grant No. DMR-1006706, NSF CAREER Grant No. CMMI-0747684, and AFOSR Grant No. FA9550-09-1-0339. S.K. thanks the UCLA COR Faculty Grants Program for the support. S. J. was supported by the Converging Research Center Program through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea (2011K000622) and by NSF through Grant No. CMMI-0856250.
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