Work Package 6
The flexibility and electrical conductivity of graphene offers a very high level of sensitivity. In the Sensors Work Package, we exploit the unique properties of graphene and other layered materials to develop new sensing materials and devices. Our main goal is to make sensors that are smaller and more sensitive than existing ones.
We also want to develop new optical readout methods, integrate sensors into electronic devices and even into packaging, and design new ways to fabricate them.
Breaking into industry
We aim to turn the Graphene Flagship’s goal of industrialisation into a reality by collaborating closely with EU-based companies, including Graphene Flagship partners Prognomics and Infineon. We have already shown the first proof that our graphene sensors can be integrated into CMOS chips on a commercial basis, so it is only a matter of time before we can produce graphene-based sensors on an industrial level.
Leading pharmaceutical company Merck will collaborate with INBRAIN to develop smart neuromodulation for targeted treatment of chronic diseases.
The new company will market graphene-enabled image sensors with disruptive cost and performance potential compared to current alternatives.
Chip based on layered materials serves as both an image sensor and a neural network, classifying images a thousand times faster than conventional machine-vision systems
Interview with Marko Spasenović, Graphene Flagship Associate Member, about graphene’s role in next-generation sensors
We interview Peter Steeneken (above) about the advantages of graphene and related materials in the development of sensing devices – particularly NEMS.