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Introduction to Graphene and to EUROPRACTICE services

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28 April 2022
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  • 28 April 2022

Europractice & 2D EPL Webinar Series

Register for FREE today for the first installment of the Europractice & 2D EPL Webinar Series on 28 April, 16:00 CEST. This technical webinar is expected to last 60 minutes including Q&A, and will feature presentations from Dr. Romano Hoofman (imec) and Dr. Daniel Neumaier (AMO).

2D materials have shown wonderful performance in devices for different applications. Nevertheless, new technology needs to be developed in order to bring 2D materials to mass production. Bridging the gap between GRM processes in the lab and silicon processing in the semiconductor industry is a big challenge, and requires coordinated action between processing sites, tool vendors and material suppliers to take the first steps in that direction. The 2D Experimental Pilot Line (2D-EPL) is a European Commission-funded project working to bridge that gap and establish a European ecosystem for the prototype production of graphene and related material (GRM)-based electronics, photonics and sensors.

In this webinar series, created in collaboration between EUROPRACTICE and the 2D-EPL, we will discuss the properties of GRMs that make them exciting for semiconductor applications and the upcoming multi-project wafer runs (MPW). The 2D-EPL designed these MPW runs to further grow the project’s production capabilities and to give companies, universities and research institutes access to customized dies on graphene integrated wafers. By providing access to customizable chips with flexible process flows, at an affordable price, we allow the community the opportunity to discover the value of 2D material-integrated silicon wafers for themselves.

In the first part of the series-opening webinar, Dr. Romano Hoofman will introduce the EUROPRACTICE platform, a true one-stop shop,that provides all range of services that you will need to design and fabricate electronic circuits and smart integrated systems.

Dr Daniel Neumaier will introduce Graphene, the two-dimensional carbon allotrope, has attracted significant attention in the past 17 years because of its outstanding electronic, optical and sensing properties, making it an excellent candidate for new high-performance devices.

Part 1: EUROPRACTICE: A true One-Stop-Shop to Micro-/Nanoelectronics

EUROPRACTICE offers affordable access to a wide range of CAD tools, training courses, and state-of-the-art fabrication technologies, including Multi-Project-Wafer (MPW) prototyping and volume production. EUROPRACTICE is a consortium of five renowned European research organisations that have provided their services to the European academia and industry over the past 25 years. Our team supports customers in all critical steps on the way from prototype design to volume production.

Part 2: Graphene: Basic properties, manufacturing and applications in electronics, photonics and sensor devices.

This talk will start with a brief introduction to graphene, explaining the unique properties and key material parameters. Afterwards the perspective of graphene in several fields of application will be discussed and the key remaining challenges will be outlined. A focus will be laid on applications in the field of photodetectors for visible and IR light, magnetic fields sensors, as well as chemical and biological sensors, matching the application focus of the first MPW run offered within the 2D-EPL project.

A key challenge for these graphene-based devices is the large-scale manufacturing, which represents also the R&D focus of the 2D-EPL project. The current state-of-the-art for the fabrication of graphene-based devices will be discussed in the last part of this presentation, including the different possible fabrication routes and options, and the expected performance figures or merit.



Daniel Neumaier


Romano Hoofman