Bubbly graphene: how cool or hot are you?

(Institute for Basic Science) IBS scientists have measured and controlled the temperature of individual graphene bubbles with a single laser beam for the first time. The strain and curvature introduced by the bubbles is known to tune the electronic, chemical, and mechanical properties of this material. Generally, graphene bubbles are more reactive than flat graphene, so they might be more prone to be decorated with chemical groups.