The GRACE — Methods for the Electrical Characterization of
Graphene workshop, held on Thursday 26 September 2019 at 15:30, will
provide an important opportunity to gain step-by-step methodology of
characterising graphene’s electrical properties. The workshop comes ahead of
the publication of official best practice guidance, which will be published by GRACE
Graphene is set to enhance the next generation of
electronics. However, the 2D nature of graphene requires standardised
electrical characterisation methods before the material can be adopted into
electronic products on a mass scale.
Producing large area graphene-based products with uniform
electrical properties relies on accurate and reproducible characterisation
methods — something the industry is currently lacking.
During the GRACE workshop at Graphene Week 2019, standardised
and reproducible electrical characterisation methods will be outlined in-depth,
explaining the possibility of the high throughput of commercial electronics on
a mass industrial scale.
“During this session, ten individual
methods with be explained, covering a range of contact, non-contact and
high-speed methods,” explained Alexandra Fabricius, coordinator of the GRACE
workshop. “Targeting industry representatives and end users, visitors will gain
insight in how to follow the good practice guide to measuring graphene’s
electrical characteristics, with clear and actionable steps to implement these
“It is crucial that the industry has
common methods, implemented correctly with accurate and reproducible results.
Aiding large scale manufacturing of the next generation of electronics, this
will enable customers to compare characterisation methods from different
manufacturers and to carry out effective quality control of products. This is
essential to gain accurate insight into key electrical variables, such as sheet
resistance and atom mobility.”
The standardised methodology will be
presented in the first half of the session at Graphene Week 2019. Following
this, the audience is welcomed to ask questions and the discuss common
challenges of electrical characterisation, particularly in industrial
environments with varying environmental factors.
For accurate, comparable and
reproducible methodology in graphene’s electrical characterisation based on
GRACE’s best practise guides, be a part of the GRACE workshop on Thursday 26
September at 15:30.