Graphene and 2D materials on track to innovative applications

(Nanowerk News) The latest Cordis Results Pack – a collection of articles on EU-funded research in the field of graphene – is now available in free, accessible PDF.
This brochure focuses on six EU-funded projects working with public and private actors at the forefront of graphene research.
cordis results pack graphene
Graphene is a two-dimensional atomic crystal made up of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. At one atom thick, graphene is the thinnest known compound, as well as the strongest compound discovered (between 100 and 300 times stronger than steel), the lightest known material (with one square metre weighing approximately 0.77 milligrams), and extremely flexible.

Furthermore, graphene is impermeable to molecules and is highly electrically and thermally conductive Ė enabling electrons to flow much faster than silicon.

It is also a transparent conductor, combining electrical and optical functionalities in an exceptional way.

Graphene has a wide variety of potential applications, ranging from electronics to composite materials and is relatively cheap to produce in comparison with other materials.
This CORDIS Results Pack showcases 12 articles on 6 ambitious cutting-edge EU research projects funded under the EUís FP7 and Horizon 2020 research programmes relevant to graphene and 2D materials. Of these, seven articles cover different aspects of the Graphene Flagship, the EUís biggest research initiative with a budget of EUR 1 billion, representing a new form of joint, coordinated research initiative on an unprecedented scale.
Source: Cordis
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