As the global population expands, the demand for energy production and storage constantly increases. Graphene and related materials (GRMs), with their high surface area, large electrical conductivity, light weight nature, chemical stability and high mechanical flexibility have a key role to play in meeting this demand in both energy generation and storage.
Solar cells, batteries, super capacitors, hydrogen storage and fuel cells are all areas where GRMs can make a difference. These could be used to produce unique, new devices or integrate into current devices to boost their performance. For example, activated graphene enables super capacitors for energy storage and also increases their lifespan, energy capacity and charge rate for lithium ion batteries. For energy generation, GRMs, such as molybdenum disulphide, can be used to extend the lifetime of perovskite solar cells.
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On 1 February 2021, Patrik Johansson took on the position of Vice Director for the Graphene Flagship. Johansson will replace Vincenzo Palermo who served as Graphene Flagship Vice Director for three years.
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