A study conducted at the University of São Paulo’s Physics Institute (IF-USP), Brazil, has resolved a longstanding controversy regarding defects in graphene. The controversy is related to the calculation of the overall electronic structure of defects. This configuration, which comprises many variables, was described in different ways depending on the researcher and the model used. The solution, which is identical for all models and compatible with experimental findings, was obtained by Chilean Ana María Valencia García and her PhD supervisor, Marília Junqueira Caldas, Full Professor at IF-USP.
Study resolves controversy about electron structure of defects in graphene