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Current density in graphene-giant?

  1. Jul 25, 2014 #1

    I just read a paper on graphene's basic properties and it says that since current density J is given as


    where q is the elementary charge, n is the electron density and v is the Fermi velocity of electrons and for graphene n=6*10^12 cm^-2 and v=10^8 cm/s, the current density in graphene is giant as J=100A/cm. It doesn't sound right. Is it a realistic value for J? Or what can I do to correctly interpret this?

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  3. Jul 28, 2014 #2
    I'm sorry you are not generating any responses at the moment. Is there any additional information you can share with us? Any new findings?
  4. Nov 25, 2014 #3
    Bumping this because I'm interested in the answer too. (Will be starting a project with graphene soon)

    Also, if anyone replies - is there an intuition behind graphene's basic properties? Right now I'm not really getting why graphene is the way it is.
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