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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 612582, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/612582
Research Article

Nanographite Films for Solid State Electronic Applications

Institute for Nuclear Research of Russian Academy of Sciences, 60th October Anniversary Prospect, 7a, Moscow 117312, Russia

Received 10 April 2013; Revised 17 June 2013; Accepted 14 July 2013

Academic Editor: Cristina Sbarra

Copyright © 2013 Sergey G. Lebedev. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The structure and properties of nanographite films useful for applications in solid state devices are described. The possibility to use low conducting state of nanographite film for detecting radiation in the segmented solid state detectors is considered. Other interesting phenomena include the field effect conductivity switching which can be used in contactless current limiters and circuit breakers, the rf-to-dc conversion which can be utilized in microwave and photo detectors, and light emitting subsequent to the conductivity switching with possible application as light sources. The possible underlying gears of the mentioned effects are discussed.