Workshop “Sensing with Graphene and 2-dimensional Materials” was held in Aachen with great success

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Graphene shows unique potential to exceed bandwidth demands of future telecommunications

Graphene enables ultra-wide bandwidth communications coupled with low power consumption, with potential to surpass the needs of 5G, IoT and Industry 4.0.

Researchers within the Graphene Flagship project, one of the biggest research initiatives of the European Commission, showed that integrated graphene-based photonic devices offer a unique solution for the next generation of optical communications. Continue reading “Graphene shows unique potential to exceed bandwidth demands of future telecommunications”

Workshop “Sensing with graphene and 2-dimensional materials”

The workshop “Sensing with graphene and 2-dimensional materials” will take place at Forum M in the city center of Aachen, Germany from November 5-6, 2018. This workshop is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). For more detailed information please refer to the attached Flyer Sensor Workshop 2018.

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Graphene hears the ultrasound

The research team led by Gerard Verbiest and Christoph Stampfer at the Physics Department at the RWTH Aachen University, discovered a new possibility for ultrasound detection. The physicists fabricated a graphene resonator on a silicon substrate in a way that the device could be mounted onto an ultrasound transducer. For the first time, this allowed them to measure the responds of a graphene resonator to ultrasound propagating through the substrate. They achieved a resolution of 7 pm/√Hz by making use of the unique properties of graphene. As the resolution solely depends on the electronic properties of the graphene, they show that the detection also works away from any mechanical resonance of the suspended graphene. The new insights could be very useful for numerous sensing applications at the nanoscale. The research results have now been published in the scientific journal “Nano Letters”.

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Novel Types of Quantum Bits

The research team of Professor Markus Morgenstern, chair of experimental physics (solid state physics) at RWTH Aachen University, discovered new possibilities for quantum electronics, with the support of colleagues from the Technical University of Vienna and the University of Manchester. The physicists combined two ultrathin materials, namely graphene and Boron-Nitride, in a way which makes it possible to switch individual electrons between two states. For the first time, this allowed them to invert the so-called valley degree of freedom of the electron. The new discovery could be useful for advanced information processing. The research results have now been published in the scientific journal ‟Nature Nanotechnology”.

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RWTH AND AMO WITH GRAPHENE PAVILION AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

The Graphene Flagship returns to the Mobile World Congress, bringing with it the next generation of mobile technologies. Step into the Graphene Pavilion and enter the fascinating world of graphene and related materials in an exhibition designed to bring these materials to life. Discover how they can be made in the large-scale in the Graphene Knowledge Centre and experience cutting-edge new technologies, with interactive demonstrations in Sensors and IoT, Wearables and Health, Datacom and Energy. RWTH Aachen University and AMO will present ultrafast graphene based photodetectors and fully flexible logic and RF circuits for future 5G and IoT applications.

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Aachen Graphene & 2D Materials Center welcomes two new center members in 2018

Professor Joachim Knoch, Institute of Semiconductor Electronics as well as  Professor Andrei Vescan, Institute of Compound Semiconductor Technology from RWTH Aachen University join as new members the Aachen Graphene & 2D Materials Center.

Prof. Vescan is a well-known expert for compound semiconductors, with a research focus on MOCVD material synthesis. He is currently working on the synthesis of different TMDCs. Prof. Knoch has a long experience on nano-scale semiconductor devices and works currently on new device concepts like tunneling transistors using 2D materials. These specific competences of the two new PIs are complementing and broadening the scope of the activities in the Aachen Graphene Center.

AMO/RWTH EXPLAINS GRAPHENE TO POLICY MAKERS AT TALLINN DIGITAL SUMMIT

AMO was part of the EU Graphene Flagship delegation at the Tallinn Digital Summit on September 29, 2017, where research results and key technological advances enabled by graphene and related materials were explained to European Heads of State and Government.

The Tallinn Digital Summit, held under the Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union, is a platform for Heads of State and Government from across Europe to launch high-level discussions on digital innovation with the aim of keeping Europe ahead of the technological curve while becoming a global digital leader in the next years. The participants focussed on trends and technologies likely to emerge in the next ten years and their impact on crucial areas of security, e-government, industry, economy and society. Academic and industrial co-exhibitors from across the Graphene Flagship consortium presented many different demonstrators to illustrate the potential of graphene and related materials in Europe’s path to global digital leadership.

The presences of the EU Graphene Flagship project was a unique opportunity and a great honour at the same time to show the highest decision makers what Europe can achieve by working together towards a common goal, and demonstrates that the Flagship is well on its way to realize its ambitious goals.

Professor Max Lemme (AMO GmbH and RWTH Aachen University) explained Graphene and many of the latest Graphene Flagship achievements to the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras.

Professor Max Lemme, Director of AMO GmbH and Chair of Electronic Devices at RWTH Aachen University, had the opportunity to explain many of the latest Graphene Flagship achievements to the visitors, including several Europen Heads of State and Government. “Graphene is a very exciting material and we are moving our research towards higher technology levels. This is where innovation happens, and we are confident to enable new applications in (opto-)electronics and sensorics with graphene and 2D materials.” stated Professor Lemme.

The Graphene Flagship exhibition area showcased the work of academic and industrial co-exhibitors from across the consortium on five application areas: sensors and the Internet of Things, devices for the digital world, society and healthcare, energy and solar cells, and composites. The exhibit at the Tallinn Digital Summit allowed the Graphene Flagship to show the important part Graphene will play in technological innovation for our digital future.

The related Graphene Flagship Press Release can be found here: https://graphene-flagship.eu/the-graphene-flagship-takes-technology-innovation-to-the-tallinn-digital-summit

High-bandwidth graphene photodetectors for high-speed optical communications

Graphene and related materials are ideal for optoelectronic components in integrated photonic devices, to be used in the next generation of communications systems. Chip-integrated electro-optic devices can significantly increase the performance of datalinks in terms of capacity, lower energy consumption and costs.

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