# Bilayer graphene formed by passage of current through graphite: evidence for a three-dimensional structure

The passage of an electric current through graphite or few-layer graphene can result in a striking structural transformation, but there is disagreement about the precise nature of this process. Some workers have interpreted the phenomenon in terms of the sublimation and edge reconstruction of essentially flat graphitic structures. An alternative explanation is that the transformation actually involves a change from a flat to a three-dimensional structure.

Nanotechnology

### Authored by

Harris, P. J. F.; Slater, T. J. A.; Haigh, S. J.; Hage, F. S.; Kepaptsoglou, D. M.; Ramasse, Q. M.; Brydson, R.

### Publication date

Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Technique category