(Nanowerk News) CVD Equipment Corporation
and Graphene Laboratories, Inc., today launched a new line of Chemical Vapor
Deposited (CVD) Graphene products. These products include large-area single layer graphene
films grown on copper foils or copper-coated wafers. This is the first truly two dimensional
material that has become commercially available on the market. CVD Equipment Corporation
will manufacture single-layer CVD grown graphene based materials and products and Graphene
Laboratories, Inc. will provide marketing of the new products with the
CVDGraphene™ trademark for sale worldwide.
Graphene is a novel carbon nanomaterial film that is only one atom thick and has unique
electrical and mechanical properties as well as supreme stability and durability. CVD grown
Graphene is projected to be used for production of Graphene-based electronics, sensors, microelectro-
mechanical systems (MEMS), solar batteries, etc. The commercial availability of truly
two-dimensional graphene film easily compatible with the scaling requirements of the
semiconductor industry, leads to a new generation of graphene-based computers and
electronics. In particular, this technology could result in the development of high-frequency
computer chips with greatly reduced power consumption.
"We are excited to offer single-layer CVD grown Graphene products. We have received many
requests regarding this product from researchers and engineers from around the globe. Finally,
it has become commercially available." said Dr. Elena Polyakova, President and CEO of
Graphene Laboratories, Inc. "We truly believe this is a critical milestone on the road of largescale
production of graphene-based products."
CVD's Equipment Corporation's Application Laboratory provides process development and
material growth services for a wide range of advanced nanomaterials, i.e. Carbon Nanotubes,
Silicon and other Nanowires, CVD Graphene, Transparent Conducting Oxide (TCO) materials
and other CVD processes. It hosts a range of CVD research and production equipment that will
be utilized for CVD Graphene production.
"CVD Equipment Corporation is focusing on enabling the commercialization of tomorrow's
technologies," says Karlheinz Strobl, VP of Business Development for CVD Equipment
Corporation. "By leveraging the process development and manufacturing capabilities of our
Application Laboratory and by collaborating with Graphene Laboratories, Inc. on CVD Graphene
based product developments we believe we can shorten the time to market for a range of
already existing and future "nanoenabled" products. Together, we are able to offer and ship a
growing array of CVD Graphene products. With the newly developed
CVDGraphene™ manufacturing process on copper foils we can now support a larger base of
customer requests working in the electronic, solar, bio and medical fields."
About Graphene Laboratories, Inc.
Graphene Laboratories, Inc. (www.graphenelab.com) is a spinout of Columbia University, a
leading center for Graphene studies. The primary goal of Graphene Laboratories, Inc., located
in the heart of Boston's high-tech area, is to apply fundamental science and technology to
bring functional Graphene materials and devices to market. The Company was founded by a
group of experts in the field of nanomaterials, who possess extensive experience in
characterization of structural and electronic properties of Graphene and deep fundamental and
practical knowledge of processing Graphene-based materials. Graphene Laboratories Inc. also
operates the Graphene Supermarket™ (www.graphene-supermarket.com) website facilitating
the marketing and sales of Graphene products to customers around the globe.
About CVD Equipment Corporation
CVD Equipment Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of standard and
custom state-of-the-art equipment used in the development, design and manufacture of
advanced electronic components, materials and coatings for research and industrial
applications. It offers a broad range of chemical vapor deposition, gas control, and other
equipment that is used by customers to research, design and manufacture semiconductors,
solar cells, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, LEDs, MEMS, industrial coatings and equipment for
surface mounting of components onto printed circuit boards. It also operates an Application
Laboratory, which develops and manufactures a range of nano and CVD based materials and
develops related processes and manufacturing solutions.