Gas sensors are in demand for a range of different applications. PtSe2 – a little-studied transition metal dichalcogenide – shows excellent promise for high performance gas-sensing and photovoltaics, with CMOS compatible fabrication. Image credit: Trinity College Dublin
As 2016 draws to a close, the Graphene Flagship looks ahead. During 2017, planning for the Core 2 Phase is a key milestone, shaping the next steps for the Graphene Flagship’s research and innovation. The World Economic Forum’s report on the Top 10 Emerging Technologies shows the Flagship is on the right track.
Johnny Coleman investigates G-Putty but his son Oisin prefers Silly Putty®. Credit: AMBER, Trinity College Dublin
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The Graphene Flagship’s exhibition stand at Composites Europe showcased several different prototypes of graphene technologies. Alongside Graphene Connect, this exhibition was a great opportunity for the Graphene Flagship to promote engagement from industry all along the value chain.
As well as being the thinnest, strongest and lightest known material, graphene is flexible, impermeable and extremely electrically and thermally conductive. All properties well suited for next generation NFC antennas.
Under the umbrella of the Graphene Flagship, a number of partners are exhibiting products and prototypes at the Composites Europe 2016 trade fair in Düsseldorf.
The European Science Foundation (ESF), l’Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) have been selected as consortium partners for the EU-funded SCOPE project.
Graphene gives significant benefits to a new commercial product – a motorcycle helmet – launched on October 8, 2016 following a collaboration between the Graphene Flagship partner IIT and Italian design company Momodesign. Photo: Momodesign and IIT
Image: Artist's impression of graphene balloons showing colors. Under large deformations, Newton rings appear.
Luca Banszerus, PhD Student at RWTH Aachen University is the first receiver of a Graphene Flagship Mobility Grant to the US. He will stay for six months at the lab of Professor Philip Kim at Harvard University.