The Graphene Flagship's Spotlight series tells the stories behind the research. PhD student Santiago J. Cartamil-Bueno is involved in various graphene-related projects. He tells u about his work and his passion for science.
From left: Denis Descheemaeker (Airbus Emerging Technologies), Silvia Lazcano (Airbus Business Development and Partnership) ), Nobel Laureate Professor Konstantin Novoselov, Rafael G. Ripoll (Head of Airbus Commercial Aircraft in Spain). Copyright Airbus by Pablo Cabello.
Above a schematic of a fabricated graphene-molybdenum disulfide heterostructure spintronic device. Credit: Spin FET@Chalmers
Graphene membrane filters could help reduce the energy cost of producing heavy water and decontamination in nuclear power plants by up to one hundred times compared with current technologies.
Flagship researchers integrate graphene and quantum dots with CMOS technology to create an array of photodetectors, producing a high resolution image sensor. Image Credit: Fabien Vialla
Inspired by natural foams, researchers have developed graphene-containing composite foams by fermenting with yeast. The process gives the multifunctional composites unusual electrical and mechanical properties.
A key result from Flagship researchers demonstrates large scale, fully integrable arrays of single photon quantum emitters in layered materials, which may lead to hybrid on-chip photonics devices for networks and sensing.
In a novel controllable chemical method, Flagship researchers have created hybrid nanomaterials that can be tailored to have programmable electronic and optical properties - ideal for designing new types of electronics with new functionalities.
The Graphene Flagship's Spotlight series tells the stories behind the research. Cinzia Casiraghi describes her experiences working in academic graphene research, and the challenges she faced in becoming a professor.
The Graphene Flagship is exploring graphene and related materials for novel sensor concepts. A new mechanism of gas sensing using dark exciton states has been proposed for efficient sensing via distinct optical fingerprints.
Researchers from the Graphene Flagship have demonstrated the first fully functional microprocessor based on a layered material. The processor chip consists of 115 integrated transistors and is a first step toward ultra-thin, flexible logic devices.