Hot Carriers in Graphene

credit Nathaniel M. Gabor, MIT Physics
Highly-energetic charge carriers generate voltage when light is absorbed in graphene.  

This image represents a measurement of light-induced voltage with varying amounts of charge carrier density. The S-shaped structure gives evidence of these hot charge carriers, strengthening scientists’ understanding of graphene photodetectors.  

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