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Energy / Our project / Sustainability

Energy


Work Package 9, Energy, looks at energy conversion and storage using graphene and other 2d materials in devices such as photovoltaic cells, fuel cells and batteries. Work package leader is Etienne Quesnel of the CEA French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission in Grenoble, and deputy is Vittorio Pellegrini of the Italian Institute of Technology Graphene Labs in Genova.

By Francis Sedgemore / 15 December 2015
Electronics / Research / Wearables

Flexible electronics


Work Package 8, Flexible Electronics (WP8), is devoted to what the Graphene Flagship describes as the next ubiquitous platform for the electronics industry. Graphene – a thin, flexible, ultra-strong and highly conductive film – is an obvious choice for flexible electronics. This 2d material will enable a wide range of applications, in a way similar and complementary to silicon technology. Work package leader is Stefano Borini of Nokia Technologies in Cambridge, and deputy Sebastiano Ravesi of STMicroelectronics in Catania.

By Francis Sedgemore / 15 December 2015
Hexagons
Electronics / Research / Innovation

High frequency electronics


Work Package 4 (WP4), High Frequency Electronics, focuses on the development of graphene-based electronics technologies operating at gigahertz frequencies and above, capable of significantly outperforming state-of-the-art devices. Work Package leader is Daniel Neumaier of AMO GmbH in Aachen. Deputy leader is Herbert-Zirath from Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg. Here we highlight two WP4 achievements over the past year.

By Francis Sedgemore / 15 December 2015
graphene layers
Research / Innovation / Industry

Narrowing the gap between synthetic and natural graphene


Producing graphene in bulk is critical when it comes to the industrial exploitation of this exceptional two-dimensional material. To that end, Graphene Flagship researchers have developed a novel variant on the chemical vapour deposition process which yields high quality material in a scalable manner. This advance should significantly narrow the performance gap between synthetic and natural graphene.

By Francis Sedgemore / 07 August 2015
Electronics / Research / Innovation

Graphene supercurrents go ballistic


Researchers with Europe’s Graphene Flagship have demonstrated superconducting electric currents in the two-dimensional material graphene that bounce between sheet edges without scattering. This first direct observation of the ballistic mirroring of electron waves in a 2d system with supercurrents could lead to the use of graphene-based Josephson junctions in applications such as advanced digital logic circuits, ultrasensitive magnetometers and voltmeters.

By Francis Sedgemore / 27 July 2015