Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > New 10-year, billion-euro plan for graphene

Abstract:
Graphene, a new substance coming from the world of atomic scale manipulation of matter, could be the wonder material of the 21st century. Discovering just how important this material will be for information and communication technologies (ICTs) is the main focus of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Coordination Action GRAPHENE-CA, funded under the 'Ideas' Theme.

New 10-year, billion-euro plan for graphene

Europe | Posted on May 6th, 2011

Graphene is the two-dimensional crystalline form of carbon: a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in hexagons, with an atom at each nexus. As free-standing objects, it was believed such two-dimensional crystals were impossible to create - or even to exist - until physicists at the University of Manchester actually produced graphene in 2004.

As a crystal, two-dimensional graphene is quite dissimilar from three-dimensional materials such as silicon. Unlike other materials, the electrons in graphene move without collisions over great distances, even at room temperature. Subsequently, the ability of electrons to conduct electrical current is 10 to 100 times greater than that of semiconductors. This makes graphene a very promising candidate for future electronic applications.

GRAPHENE-CA aims to explore the potential of graphene, in terms of both conventional and radically new ICT applications. By bringing together multiple disciplines and addressing a wide range of issues, from fundamental understanding of material properties to graphene production, this ambitious initiative will provide structured plans for new research needed and routes for implementation in industrially viable technologies.

Nine partners are actively involved in the graphene research and networking activities: the Universities of Manchester, Lancaster and Cambridge in the United Kingdom, the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology in Spain, Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mikro- und Optoelektronik mbH (AMO GmbH) in Germany, the European Science Foundation, the Italian National Research Council, the Nokia Corporation, and coordinator Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

GRAPHENE-CA, which started on 1 May 2011, will pave the way for the 10-year, EUR-1,000-million Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship Initiative 'Graphene-driven revolutions in ICT and beyond' (GRAPHENE). The action plan for the Flagship Initiative will be submitted to the European Commission in 2012, aiming for GRAPHENE to be launched as one of the two active Flagships in 2013.

The GRAPHENE Flagship Initiative will bring together a large, interdisciplinary European research community, including more than 130 research groups, acting as a sustainable incubator of new branches of ICT applications based on graphene, and ensuring that European industries will have a major role in this radical technology shift over the next 10 years.

GRAPHENE-CA leader, Professor Jari Kinaret from Chalmers University of Technology, says: 'We are convinced that exploiting the full potential of graphene will have huge impacts on society at large, and thrilled that the European Commission shares our view and believes in our focused and open approach to moving forward.'

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Cordis

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related Links

Chalmers University of Technology

EU Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship Initiatives

Related News Press

News and information

New chip promising for tumor-targeting research September 22nd, 2014

Twisted graphene chills out: When two sheets of graphene are stacked in a special way, it is possible to cool down the graphene with a laser instead of heating it up, University of Manchester researchers have shown September 22nd, 2014

New star-shaped molecule breakthrough: Scientists at The University of Manchester have generated a new star-shaped molecule made up of interlocking rings, which is the most complex of its kind ever created September 22nd, 2014

Iranian Researchers Synthesize Stable Ceramic Nanopowders at Room Temperature September 20th, 2014

Graphene

Twisted graphene chills out: When two sheets of graphene are stacked in a special way, it is possible to cool down the graphene with a laser instead of heating it up, University of Manchester researchers have shown September 22nd, 2014

New research points to graphene as a flexible, low-cost touchscreen solution September 19th, 2014

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

New chip promising for tumor-targeting research September 22nd, 2014

New star-shaped molecule breakthrough: Scientists at The University of Manchester have generated a new star-shaped molecule made up of interlocking rings, which is the most complex of its kind ever created September 22nd, 2014

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) Receives NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 Award to Produce Greater than 99% Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes September 19th, 2014

Big Results Require Big Ambitions: Three young UCSB faculty receive CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation September 18th, 2014

Chip Technology

Twisted graphene chills out: When two sheets of graphene are stacked in a special way, it is possible to cool down the graphene with a laser instead of heating it up, University of Manchester researchers have shown September 22nd, 2014

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) Receives NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 Award to Produce Greater than 99% Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes September 19th, 2014

Toward optical chips: A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies September 19th, 2014

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting To Celebrate 60th Anniversary as The Leading Technical Conference for Advanced Semiconductor Devices September 18th, 2014

Announcements

New chip promising for tumor-targeting research September 22nd, 2014

Twisted graphene chills out: When two sheets of graphene are stacked in a special way, it is possible to cool down the graphene with a laser instead of heating it up, University of Manchester researchers have shown September 22nd, 2014

New star-shaped molecule breakthrough: Scientists at The University of Manchester have generated a new star-shaped molecule made up of interlocking rings, which is the most complex of its kind ever created September 22nd, 2014

Synthesis of Nanostructures with Controlled Shape, Size in Iran September 22nd, 2014

Alliances/Partnerships/Distributorships

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting To Celebrate 60th Anniversary as The Leading Technical Conference for Advanced Semiconductor Devices September 18th, 2014

Biosensors Get a Boost from Graphene Partnership: $5 Million Investment Supports Dozens of Jobs and Development of 300mm Fabrication Process and Wafer Transfer Facility September 18th, 2014

Toward making lithium-sulfur batteries a commercial reality for a bigger energy punch September 17th, 2014

NEI Corporation and PneumatiCoat Technologies Sign Agreement to Jointly Develop and Market New Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries September 12th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE