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As society pushes the boundaries of its sensing capabilities graphene has a large part to play.

Graphene’s large surface area, high electrical conductivity, unique optical properties and high thermal conductivity make it ideal for sensors. Ultra-sensitive graphene-based sensors can also be smaller, lighter and less expensive than traditional sensors. Graphene sensors can be used in a variety of different ways; from chemical based gas, pH and environment contamination sensors, through to pressure and strain sensors. 

The biological compatibility of graphene also sees it being used in biological sensors capable of sensing molecules such as DNA and many different analytes, like glucose, glutamate, cholesterol, haemoglobin. Graphene sensors might enhance our lives, from the creation of smart food packaging that can monitor suitability of food for human consumption, through to wearable sensors that can monitor health in real time.

Graphene for IOT and sensors

See what graphene can do for IoT and sensors! Highlights from the Graphene Flagship exhibition at Mobile World Congress 2017 includes solutions showing how graphene can be used to enable a higher level of connectivity, ranging from smart homes and self-driving cars to monitoring dangerous chemicals.

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We interview Peter Steeneken (above) about the advantages of graphene and related materials in the development of sensing devices – particularly NEMS.
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Graphene enables the smallest, most sensitive sensors


We interview Peter Steeneken (above) about the advantages of graphene and related materials in the development of sensing devices – particularly NEMS.

By Fernando Gomollón-Bel / 14 September 2020
‘Mille-feuille’ pastry inspires graphene pressure sensor
Research / Sensors / Materials

‘Mille-feuille’ pastry inspires graphene pressure sensor


The Graphene Flagship launched on 1st October 2013. Six years later, researchers from Graphene Flagship partner Université de Strasbourg, France, developed a graphene-enabled pressure sensor inspired by French famous multi-layered pastry - the 'mille-feuille'.

By Tom Foley / 01 October 2019
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