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The journey so far: annual report 2013 – 2014

Launched in October 2013, the Graphene Flagship has now been sailing for a little over a year. Much has been achieved in this short time, yet we are only a tenth of the way on a voyage that we hope will take graphene and related materials from academic laboratories into society.

By Graphene Flagship / 04 June 2015
Research / Health / Biomedical

Graphene oxide biodegrades with help of human enzymes

Graphene Flagship researchers show how graphene oxide suspended in water biodegrades in a reaction catalysed by a human enzyme, with the effectiveness of the breakdown dependent on the colloidal stability of the suspension. ​The study should guide the development of graphene-based biomedical applications.

By Francis Sedgemore / 01 June 2015
Research / Spintronics / Materials

Graphene spintronics – from science to technology

Electronics is based on the manipulation of electrons and other charge carriers, but in addition to charge, electrons possess a property known as spin. When spin is manipulated with magnetic and electric fields, the result is a spin-polarised current that carries more information than is possible with charge alone. Spin-transport electronics, or spintronics, is a subject of active investigation within Europe’s Graphene Flagship.

By Francis Sedgemore / 15 May 2015
Research / Telecom / Electronics

Ultrafast photodetectors with graphene

Scientists affiliated with Europe’s Graphene Flagship develop a photodetector that converts incident light into electrical signals on femtosecond timescales, enabling ultrafast operation speeds for electronic circuits in optical communications and various other applications.

By Francis Sedgemore / 14 April 2015
Research / Electronics / Composites

Graphene and organic composites in electronics

Chemists from Europe’s Graphene Flagship review the potential for graphene-organic composite materials in electronics. ​The researchers show how organic semiconductors can be used to better process graphene, and to tune its properties for particular applications.

By Francis Sedgemore / 08 April 2015
Research / Collaboration / Materials

Square ice filling for a graphene sandwich

Graphene Flagship scientists observe square ice crystals between graphene layers brought together under ultra-high pressures generated by atomic interactions. The finding could lead to a better understanding of water flow through nanoscale channels and across membranes.

By Francis Sedgemore / 25 March 2015
Research / Materials / Telecom

A graphene solution for microwave interference

Graphene provides an effective shield against microwaves, say researchers from Europe’s Graphene Flagship. The finding could see this two-dimensional material used to reduce microwave pollution and enhance the electromagnetic compatibility of future nanoscale electronic devices.

By Francis Sedgemore / 20 March 2015
Our project / Industry / Collaboration

New industrial partners join the Graphene Flagship

11 new industrial partners join the Graphene Flagship as a result of an open Expression of Interest to bring in complementary competences and capabilities in specific areas, such as aerostructures manufacturing, biosensors, and supercapacitors.

By Graphene Flagship / 13 March 2015
Our project / Collaboration / Innovation

Looking at first year assessment

The European Commission has delivered its first review of the Graphene Flagship. The overall conclusion is that the Flagship has made good scientific and technological progress over its first year of activities.

By Graphene Flagship / 12 March 2015
Research / Collaboration / Our project

EuroGRAPHENE features in the journal Carbon

The journal Carbon publishes a special issue devoted to the EuroGRAPHENE programme of the European Science Foundation, with input from the Graphene Flagship.

By Francis Sedgemore / 09 March 2015
Industry / Innovation / Materials

The European roadmap for graphene science and technology

Europe’s Graphene Flagship lays out a science and technology roadmap, targeting research areas designed to take graphene and related 2d materials from academic laboratories into society.

By Francis Sedgemore / 24 February 2015
Research / Electronics / Collaboration

Graphene brings quantum effects to electronic circuits

Two-dimensional materials bring quantum-mechanical effects into the macroscopic world, creating the potential for electronic devices which dissipate very little energy.

By Francis Sedgemore / 19 January 2015