One of the most important proplems to be tackled before using graphene in electronic devices is how to contact graphene by (metal) thin film contats. We use STM and STS to investigate the binding, electron transfer and modification of substrate coupling between different metals and epitaxial graphene layers grown on SiC. Further, electron transport across a metal/graphene interface will be characterized at the atomic scale.
This project is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft within the priority programme SPP 1459 "Graphene".
If you are interested in the topic, there are BSc or MSc theses available within this project.