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Graphene Week / Our project / Exhibition

Graphene Focus 2015 the journey so far

In the previous article, we looked at keynote presentations from the first day of Graphene Week 2015 in Manchester. Here we report on Graphene Focus, an open forum to which researchers, industrialists and the general public were invited to contribute questions. Graphene Focus is but one of many ways in which the Graphene Flagship makes itself accountable to the world beyond the research community, industry and the political establishment.

By Francis Sedgemore / 24 June 2015
Graphene Week / Research / Collaboration

Graphene Week 2015 back to where it all started

Graphene Week is the centrepiece of the Graphene Flagship calendar, and this year the conference takes place at the University of Manchester in northern England. The city of Manchester, renowned the world over as a centre of trade, technology and innovation, is home to the UK’s National Graphene Institute. It is also the research base of Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov, the lauded scientists who in 2010 won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their pioneering work on the properties of graphene.

By Francis Sedgemore / 23 June 2015
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Our project / Innovation / Collaboration

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
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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