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Research Centre on Graphene, Layered Crystals and Hybrid Nanomaterials

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The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre is to investigate the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals and hybrid nanomaterials. This engineering innovation centre allows our partners to meet, and effectively establish joint industrial-academic activities to promote innovative and adventurous research with an emphasis on applications.

The facilities and equipment have been selected to promote alignment with industry, by filling two main vacuums. The first is the lack of intermediate scale printing and processing systems where the industrial upscale and optimization of inks based on graphene, related carbon nanomaterials, and novel two dimensional crystals can be tested and optimized. The second vacuum stems from the challenge posed by the unique properties of graphene: the centre facilities aim to fully cover those properties necessary to achieve the goal of "graphene-augmented" smart integrated devices on flexible/transparent substrates, with the necessary energy storage capability to work autonomously and wireless connected.

The strategic focus are activities built around the central challenge of flexible and energy efficient (opto)electronics, for which graphene and related materials are a unique enabling platform. This will be achieved through four main themes. T1: growth, transfer and printing; T2: energy; T3: connectivity; T4: detectors.

The core funding to establish the Centre comes from two programme grants and one equipment grant under the "EPSRC Graphene Engineering" call, from the Graphene Flagship, and the ERC Synergy Grant Hetero2D. Within the ERC framework, the Cambridge Graphene Centre is part of a Synergy group with the Graphene National Institute in Manchester, and the University of Lancaster, targeting heterostructures and superstructures based on two-dimensional atomic crystals and their hybrids with metallic and semiconducting quantum dots. This new concept of "materials on demand" will enable a large number of different artificial three-dimensional materials, with tailored properties, to be used in new multifunctional devices.

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Scalable 100% Yield Production of Conductive Graphene Inks

Feb 21, 2017

Conductive inks based on graphene and layered materials are key for low-cost manufacturing of flexible electronics, novel energy solutions, composites and coatings. A new method for liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite paves the way for scalable production.

The Cambridge Phenomenon

Feb 01, 2017

The Cambridge Graphene Centre is recognised as the heart of a rapidly developing graphene value chain in Charles Cotton and Kate Kirk’s book ‘The Cambridge Phenomenon: Global Impact."

Ultrahigh sensitivity graphene infrared detectors for imaging and spectroscopy

Jan 31, 2017

Researchers at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, in a collaboration including Emberion, have developed a novel graphene-based infrared (IR) detector with record high sensitivity for thermal detection. This result paves the way for high-performance IR imaging and spectroscopy.

Versarien acquires majority stake in University of Cambridge spin-out Cambridge Graphene

Jan 20, 2017

A majority stake in Cambridge Graphene Ltd., a spin-out company from the University of Cambridge, has been acquired by Versarien plc.

Graphene’s sleeping superconductivity awakens

Jan 19, 2017

Scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct since graphene was isolated in 2004. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate that previously dormant potential.

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