Successful finalization of the FP7 European Project “PLATON”: Merging Plasmonics and Silicon Photonics

With the final actions in March 2015, a successful conclusion of the European research project PLATON  targeting the integration of Plasmonics and Silicon Photonics has been achieved. The aim of the PLATON project was the realization of a new class of optical interconnects for the application in backplanes and Blade Servers, employing Plasmonics as a disruptive technology to achieve Terabit per second optical routing.

Final PLATON-Router chip, merging Plasmonics and Silicon Photonics on one SOI platform.
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Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft is gathering speed

JRFcommunity is growing / head office is established / evaluation procedure is to be prepared

Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft (JRF) founded just a year ago has been gathering speed in the meanwhile. JRF organized as a nonprofit association  has been welcome two new members already at the end of 2014: “Entwicklungszentrum für Schiffstechnik und Transportsysteme” (DST) as well as “Rheinisch-Westfälische Institut für Wasserforschung” (IWW). The research community currently counts 15 scientific institutes with more than 1200 employees in North Rhine-Westphalia and with an annual turnover of more than 70 Millionen Euro.
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Release of the European roadmap for graphene science and technology


Europe’s Graphene Flagship lays out a science and technology roadmap, targeting research areas designed to take graphene and related 2d materials from academic laboratories into society.

In October 2013, academia and industry came together to form the Graphene Flagship. Now with 142 partners in 23 countries, and a growing number of associate members, the Graphene Flagship was established following a call from the European Commission to address big science and technology challenges of the day through long-term, multidisciplinary R&D efforts.
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Stable long term operation of graphene devices achieved


Graphene based devices have shown outstanding electrical and optical performances. However, the properties of graphene devices are extremely sensitive to environmental factors, such as humidity or gas composition, making a reproducible operation in normal atmosphere impossible so far.  Researchers from AMO GmbH and Graphenea SE have now demonstrated a sophisticated encapsulation technique enabling highly reproducible operation of graphene devices in normal atmosphere for several months.
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The Graphene Flagship – one year on


European physicists

It is European scientists and engineers who as part of the Graphene Flagship are closely coordinating research efforts, and accelerating the transfer of layered nanomaterials from the laboratory to factory floor.

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Nature Nanotechnology focuses on Graphene


The latest issue of the science journal Nature Nanotechnology is devoted exclusively to the topic Graphene in order to celebrate Graphene’s 10th anniversary. In this special issue different Comments and Review Articles provide an overview on the actual status of Graphene and related two-dimensional materials and give an outlook towards applications and commercialisation.
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AMO attracted many visitors’ attention at NanoBio2014

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Europe’s leading congress on nanobiotechnology NanoBio 2014 was taking place in Münster. The major focus of the exhibition and conference was set on medical applications of nanobio technology, in particular the characterization of cellular processes and machinery and interaction to control.

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