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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.
In a step toward rapid and low-cost prototyping of electronic devices, researchers from the Graphene Flagship have demonstrated fully ink-jet printed programmable memory devices, using biocompatible water-based inks.
Graphene-based transistors enable a flexible neural probe with excellent signal-to-noise ratio. Such probes are useful for examining neural activity for understanding diseases, as well as in neuroprosthetics for control of artificial limbs.
The Graphene Connect meeting, From Datacom to IoT, was held on 2 March 2017 at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, alongside the Graphene Experience Zone, with sessions on data communications, flexible electronics and sensors.
The cutting-edge prototypes and demonstrators from Graphene Flagship Partners and Associate Members showcased in the Graphene Experience Zone made a fantastic impact on Mobile World Congress, the global technology community’s largest event.
Timed to coincide with International Women’s Day on the 8 March the Graphene Flagship’s Women in Graphene event drew a sell out crowd at University College London to hear from inspirational speakers and develop their professional network.
The Graphene Flagship management and advisory council gathered in Cambridge for the annual Science and Technology Forum. The Forum was an opportunity to discuss the future directions of the Flagship and define plans for the Core 2 phase.
Conductive inks based on graphene and layered materials are key for low-cost manufacturing of flexible electronics, novel energy solutions, composites and coatings. A new method for liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite paves the way for scalable production.
Perovskite-based solar cells have record high efficiencies converting solar energy to electrical power, but suffer efficiency reductions at large areas. Researchers in the Graphene Flagship have overcome these limitations with graphene, making large area solar cells with superior performances.
The graphene-based infrared detectors are ultra-sensitive thermometers, detecting minute changes in temperature. Image courtesy of Emberion.