Max Lemme is the protagonist of a short video produced by Arte for series Verknüpft (Linked). Using a simple language, the video explores the connection between a common pencil and a self-driving car. That connection is graphene – or better nanotechnology based on graphene, like the one developed by Lemme’s group at AMO and RWTH.
As Lemme explains, many of the technologies that are shaping our world – artificial intelligence, the internet of things, autonomous driving – will soon require not only new software, but also radically new hardware. Graphene and related materials are ideally suited for developing devices and sensors with novel functionalities and higher energy efficiency than what achievable with current silicon technology, and this is why they will play an important role for the self-driving car of the future.
The 7-minute video (in German) will be on-line until 31/03/2021 at the address https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/086132-026-A/verknuepft/
Research on graphene and 2D materials at AMO is financed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.