Graphene for sensors
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.
The latest on sensors
2D-EPL MPW run in production
Graphene applications: AUTOVISION
Graphene Flagship Spearhead Project AUTOVISION is developing a new high-resolution image sensor for autonomous vehicles, which can detect obstacles and road curvature even in extreme and difficult driving conditions.
The layered materials’ trove
Graphene and layered materials put an end to the treasure hunt for rare earths and scarce materials, paving the way to sustainable electronics
SMENA Catalysis AB develops layered materials with bespoke edges for gas sensing and hydrogen catalysis
The Swedish spin off pioneers a technology to control edges in transition metal dichalcogenides with close-to-atomic precision
Towards safer driving in adverse weather conditions
An interview with Qurv’s CTO about wide spectrum image sensors for computer vision applications in self-driving cars and other mass-market autonomous systems.
2D-EPL offers developers the chance to test graphene-based sensors
The 2D Experimental Pilot Line (2D-EPL), a project grown from the Graphene Flagship, has launched its first customisable wafer run targeting sensor applications. Companies, universities and research institutes can include their designs as dies on joint wafers, to test their ideas for devices on a larger scale at relatively low costs.