Zero Gravity Graphene
Researchers and students in the Graphene Flagship have conducted two exciting experiments in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) to test the viability of graphene for space applications. Both experiments were launched between 6-17th November 2017, testing graphene in zero-gravity conditions to determine its potential in space applications including light propulsion and thermal management.
The Graphene Flagship is a pan-European research initiative dedicated to developing new technologies based on graphene, the single-atom-thick allotrope of carbon with excellent electrical, mechanical, thermal and optical properties. A fundamental aspect of the Graphene Flagship is training students and young researchers. These ambitious space-related experiments are an excellent opportunity for Graphene Flagship students and researchers to gain new experiences in cutting-edge research.