In a successful collaboration between the Graphene Flagship and the European Space Agency, experiments testing graphene for two different space-related applications have shown extremely promising results. Based on these results, the Flagship are continuing to develop graphene devices for use in space.
In the image above are shown magnetic moments are formed when hydrogen atoms bond to carbon atoms in the honeycomb graphene lattice. The honeycomb lattice comprises two sublattices, and the moments align ferromagnetically (blue) when on the same sublattice and antiferromagnetically (orange) when on the opposing sublattice. Credit: C. Bickel/Science
Researchers from the Graphene Flagship have predicted and demonstrated a giant spin anisotropy in graphene, paving the way for new spintronic logic devices. This landmark collaborative effort shows the Flagship’s role in rapid progress, from theoretical concept to experimental confirmation.
Graphene composites could reduce reliance on critical raw materials for automotive, aerospace, and energy applications, as highlighted at a workshop co-hosted by EIT Raw Materials, Hub Innovation Trentino and the Graphene Flagship in Trento, Italy.
At the Tallinn Digital Summit, the Graphene Flagship showcased the potential of graphene and related materials to Heads of State and Government from across Europe with an array of interactive demonstrators and prototypes.
In a fully booked session at Graphene Week, the Graphene Flagship hosted a Graphene Connect workshop aimed at bringing together researchers from academia and industry involved in developing news materials for new technologies.
Lucian Covaci of the University of Antwerp details the characteristics and applications of transition metal dichalcogenides and the European project Trans2DTMD.
After a long summer of hard work in the laboratories, researchers in the Graphene Flagship are ready for two experiments this week, testing graphene technologies for space-related applications in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA).
Burcu Saner Okan (Sabanci University, Turkey) presented work on obtaining recycled graphene from alternative sources at the Graphene Week Innovation Forum
Emilie Klecha speaking at the Graphene Week 2017 Women In Graphene session
In the image above from the Graphene Week 2017 Opening Ceremony. Left to right: Aris Nasikas, Costas Galiotis, Thomas Skordas, Vincenzo Palermo, Wide Hogenhout.
PolyGraph developed a panel for seats in vehicles, comprising an epoxy resin containing graphene which provided improvement to the thermal, mechanical and electrical properties.
Gladiator is a partnering project of the Graphene Flagship, one of the Flagship Future and Emerging Technology Research Initiatives (FET Flagships).
In the image above one of the demonstrators on display at MEDICA, from Graphene Flagship partner Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), will be a retinal implant which can serve as optical prostheses for people who have lost their sight.