NOKIA Research Center, Eurolab, Cambridge UK is participating in the Graphene Flagship, a large European Union activity aimed at making the graphene-based revolution happen. The consortium consists of 9 partners, including this year's Nobel laureates Prof. Andre Geim and Prof. Konstantin Novoselov together with other European experts in graphene. The advisory board for the activity includes also Nobel laureates Prof. Klaus von Klitzing and Prof A. Fert.
The coordination action phase of the activity started in the beginning of May. The aim for the first phase is to set-up a feasible structure and a successful proposal for the large scale project with estimated 100 million € annual budget over 10 years. This project could start in the beginning of 2013.
Graphene is a novel truly two dimensional form of carbon. Graphene enjoys a long list of superlatives and it is for instance the strongest, lightest and thinnest material known to mankind. It has also some quite extraordinary electrical and optical properties and has the potential for a true revolution in the electronic industry. Graphene is also transparent, thin and stretchable. These properties will lead to a new generation of components and devices with novel form factors.
Since groundbreaking discoveries made by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, in 2004, it has sparked a scientific explosion, best illustrated by the exponential growth of publications and patent applications related to graphene. Huge amounts of human resources and financial capital are invested into graphene research and commercial applications in the US, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries. The first commercial products are expected to enter the market in 2013 or 2014 according to recent estimates.
Dr Jani Kivioja
Research Leader, Nanosensing
Official web page of the Graphene Flagship:
Publications and selected talks on graphene by Nokia Research Center:
1) “Properties of graphene inks stabilized by different functional groups”; Di Wei, Hongwei Li, Dongxue Han, Qixian Zhang, Li Niu, Huafeng Yang, Chris Bower, Piers Andrew and Tapani Ryhanen; Nanotechnology 22 (2011)
2) “Flexible solid state lithium batteries based on graphene inks”; Di Wei, Piers Andrew, Huafeng Yang , Yuanyuan Jiang , Fenghua Li , Changsheng Shan, Weidong Ruan, Dongxue Han, Li Niu, Chris Bower, Tapani Ryhänen, Markku Rouvala , Gehan A. J. Amaratunga and Ari Ivaska; to be published in Journal of Materials Chemistry
3) “Energy harvesting and storage devices based on graphene and its printing process” (Review); Lorenzo Grande, Vishnu Teja Chundi, Di Wei, Chris Bower, Piers Andrew and Tapani Ryhänen; to be published in Particuology
4) “Material Choices For Electro-tactile Haptic Interfaces; Paul Beecher, Zoran Radivojevic, Piers Andrew, Chris Bower, Samiul Haque, Darryl Cotton; talk at MRS Spring Meeting 2011, San Francisco.
5) “Generalization of the Schottky Barrier Postulate at Carbon Metal Interfaces for Pure, Aligned, Suspended Horizontal Carbon Nanotubes and Hot Press Laminated Graphene Thin films”; M. T. Cole, K. Ying, S. Haque, K. B. K. Teo, W. I. Milne; ImagineNano, Bilbao, Graphene 2011
6) Non-linear behaviour of three terminal graphene junctions at room temperature, Wonjae Kim, Pirjo Pasanen, Juha Riikonen, Markku Rouvala, Harri Lipsanen ImagineNano, Bilbao, Graphene 2011
7) Circuits based on graphene transistors, Markku Rouvala, ITC2011, Clare College, Cambridge, 7th international thin-film transistor conference, 2011
8) Nanotechnologies for Future Mobile Devices, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010, ISBN: 9780521112161