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Hot plasmons make graphene shine

Bright hot plasmon emission is observed in graphene due to the ultrafast relaxation of hot carriers that were excited by femtosecond laser pulses of visible light.

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Fig. 1: Artistic impression of the bright hot plasmon emission process.

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Koppens, F.H.L., Tielrooij, KJ. Hot plasmons make graphene shine. Nat. Mater. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-021-00952-1

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