Mass Production

Monday 25 February - Thursday 28 Feburary, 2019
NEXTech Hall 8.0, Stand 8.0K31, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain

​Graphene production is growing continuously, making graphene and related 2D materials more accessible and less expensive for industry and research alike. The full-scale application of graphene in commercial products will be here soon, and it is time for Europe to secure a major role in this ongoing technological revolution in a market that is expected to exceed €100M by 2020.

Creating Quality Graphene: Large Scale Production of Graphene – Graphenea
Graphenea produces scalable and high-quality graphene for electronics. High quality graphene is a building block for new technologies exploiting graphene's excellent electronic properties. Through research and innovation, Graphenea produces CVD graphene films, graphene field-effect-transistor chips (GFETs), Graphene Foundry Services (GFAB) and graphene oxides.

From Atoms to Tons: Scaling Up the Production of Graphene – Talga
The graphene industry has a reputation of being R&D - largely restricted to the laboratory. This demo illustrates that this is anything but the case: large-scale production of graphene is both real and practical. Here, graphene production can be followed from mine to product. This includes the extraction of high-grade natural graphite ore in Sweden to feed a processing facility in Germany where patented technology is used to produce graphene products for development of key applications.

Graphite Core Sample - Talga
Graphite is a compound made out of layers of carbon atoms. These layers have strong bonds between their atoms but not between their layers. If we remove just one layer of graphite, we can obtain graphene. If you want to make your own graphene follow the instructions below.

  1. Take around 3cm of scotch tape
  2. Put the scotch tape on  graphite and peel it
  3. Repeat the second step at least 5 times

Once a thin layer of graphite is on the scotch tape you have created your own graphene. Congratulations! This is the basis of the technique used by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov when they discovered graphene in 2004, for which they received the Nobel Prize in 2010.

Industrial Processes for Graphene Applications: Spray Deposition Enabling Graphene for Energy Storage – M-Solv/Thales
The spray deposition machine – developed specifically for the Graphene Flagship – can coat any material with graphene for applications in the supercapacitor and batteries industries. With its versatility and large area capability, electrodes and active materials can be deposited quickly over large areas. M-Solv's unique process capabilities combine laser, inkjet and spray deposition, which allow the fabrication of a wide range of energy storage devices.

Printed Possibilities of Graphene: Graphene Inks – GrapheneTech
Graphene-based inks give printed textiles added functionality of touch sensors and circuits. Low-cost graphene inks can replace metal inks for printed circuits for a wide range of smart devices. Graphene inks will pave the road to wide availability of flexible circuits and sensors for smart connections and the Internet of Things.

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