Graphene Knowledge Center
Graphene - a single layer of carbon atoms - may be the most amazing and versatile substance available to mankind.
Only one atom-layer thick graphene is the
strongest material known to man; a million times thinner than a human hair and between 100-300 times stronger than steel. In addition, it is
transparent and a
conductor of electricity that outperforms copper as well as a
conductor of heat that outperforms all other known materials. Moreover, though
transparent, it is so
dense that not even helium, the smallest gas atom, can pass through it.
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Creating Quality Graphene
Large Scale Fabrication –
Graphenea produces scalable and high-quality graphene for electronics. For its use in electronics, graphene is used on wafers. High quality graphene is a building block for new technologies exploiting graphene’s excellent electronic properties.
The Graphene Flagship was launched by the European Union in 2013 as part of its largest research initiative ever. With a budget of €1 billion it represents a new form of joint, coordinated research initiative on an unprecedented scale. The overall goal of the Graphene Flagship is to take graphene from the realm of academic laboratories into European society, facilitating economic growth and creating new jobs, in the space of ten years. Through a combined academic-industrial consortium consisting of more than 100 partners in over 20 European countries, the research effort covers the entire value chain, from materials production to components and system integration, and targets a number of specific goals that exploit the unique properties of graphene.
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