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Narrowing the gap between synthetic and natural graphene

Narrowing the gap between synthetic and natural graphene

Producing graphene in bulk is critical when it comes to the industrial exploitation of this exceptional two-dimensional material. To that end, Graphene Flagship researchers have developed a novel variant on the chemical vapour deposition process which yields high quality material in a scalable manner. This advance should significantly narrow the performance gap between synthetic and natural graphene. Read more

Graphene enables ultrafast laser pulses for spectroscopy and biomedical applications

Graphene enables ultrafast laser pulses for spectroscopy and biomedical applications

Graphene Flagship researchers have developed an optical fibre laser that emits pulses with durations equivalent to just a few wavelengths of the light used. This fastest ever laser based on graphene will be ideal for use in ultrafast spectroscopy, and in surgical lasers that avoid heat damage to living tissue. Read more

Graphene supercurrents go ballistic

Graphene supercurrents go ballistic

Researchers with Europe's Graphene Flagship have made the first direct observation of ballistic mirroring of electron waves in a 2d system with supercurrents. The discovery could lead to the use of graphene-based Josephson junctions in such applications as advanced digital logic circuits, ultrasensitive magnetometers and voltmeters. Read more

Graphene Week 2015 – from science fundamentals to low-cost production

Graphene Week 2015 – from science fundamentals to low-cost production

Keynote presentations on the third day of Graphene Week 2015 offered an eclectic mix of fundamental science and practical chemical engineering. Here we report briefly on each of the talks, beginning with an introduction to optoelectronics in 2d semiconductors and heterostructures, and concluding with an outline of a highly promising 'kitchen sink' approach to graphene production. Read more

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