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Graphene

Graphene, a monolayer of sp²-bonded carbon atoms, is not only the basis for graphite but also a new material for various applications in the field of micro- and optoelectronics. Although graphene or single layers of graphite have been subject of research since the 1960s, the special and unique properties of this material have become more and more popular after 2004. This was mainly pushed forward by the pioneering work of Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. Within the last years the excellent and unique electronic, optical and mechanical characteristics of graphene were systematically analyzed and explored, making this material ideally suiting for various applications.

A summary of details can be found in the corresponding FactSheet “Graphene” in the sidebar on the right-hand side.

Wide range of applications

Possible fields of applications for graphene range from components for microelectronics to functional coating and up to applications in medicine.
AMO GmbH has already been working in this relatively young field since 2005 and demonstrated its competency in several national and European research projects.

An overview of the current research projects is given below.


AachenCarbon

The EXIST project AachenCarbon (Vermarktung eines neuartigen integrierten Graphen-Photodetektors für ultraschnelle optische Datenkommunikation) develops the commercial exploitation of graphene photodetectors.

This project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) through the program EXIST, under grant agreement Nr.  03EFLNW199.

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ECOMAT

The Marie-Curie Action ECOMAT (Encapsulation and contacting of two-dimensional materials) investigates different encapsulation and contacting technologies for two-dimensional materials.

ECOMAT is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under grant agreement Nr. 796388.

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G-Imager

Within the project G-Imager (New Graphene Imager based on Graphene-on-wafer) AMO develops a wafer scale fabrication platform for graphene based IR-cameras. This will lay the foundation for commerical success of this promissing technology.

G-Imager is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under grant agreement Nr. 820591.

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GLECS II

In the project GLECS II (Graphen-basierte flexible Hochfrequenzelektronik) flexible radio frequency integrated circuits for wireless communication are developed.

GLECS II is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) , under grant agreement Nr. NE1633/3-2.

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GrapheneCore2 (Graphene Flagship)

This EU-project GrapheneCore2 (Graphene-Based Revolutions in ICT And Beyond) is the largest research activity on graphene in the world, having the goal to bring graphene and related 2D materials from the lab to applications.

The Flagship Graphene will run for 10 years with a total budget of 1 billion Euro and is currently involving 142 partners from 23 countries.

In this highly visible flagship AMO has a central role in the development of the research program and is responsible for the workpackage on high-frequency electronics. The enabling of new functionalities in Si-CMOS technology using graphene based devices is one of the major near term goals.

This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under grant agreement Nr. 785219

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Graph-IC

Within the ERC PoC project Graph-IC (Silicon-Integrated Graphene Photodetectors for Future Photonic Integrated Circuits) fudamental technical feasibility and requirements for graphene photonic devices are evaluated.

Graph-IC is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under grant agreement Nr. 825968.

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GraPhoTrans

The topic of the GraPhoTrans (Integrierter photonischer Siliziumgermanium-Graphen 10 Terabit Transceiver) project is the integration of graphene photonics with RF electronics.

GraPhoTrans is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), under grant agreement Nr. 13N15108

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HiPeDi

In the project HiPeDi (Scalable High Performance 1D Metal-Insulator-Graphene Diodes for High Frequency Applications Based on 2D Materials from Chemical Vapor Deposition), a novel diode based on graphene will be developed for high frequency applications.

HiPeDi is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) , under grant agreement Nr. WA 4139/1-1.


MOSTFLEX

In the project MOSTFLEX (Scalable MoS2 based flexible devices and circuits for wireless communications), the 2D material MoS2 will be investigated to realize high-speed devices and circuits targeting for wireless communications.

MOSTFLEX is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) , under grant agreement Nr. WA 4139/3-1.


ORIGENAL

The FET-Open project ORIGENAL (Origami electronics for three dimensional integration of computational devices) is coordinated by AMO and will advance the ultra-desnse 3D integration of logic circuits by topological folding.

ORIGENAL is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under grant agreement Nr. 863258.

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QUEFORMAL

The FET-Open project QUEFORMAL (Quantum Engineering for Machine Learning) will lay the foundation for advanced machine learning, by combining a memory cell and a logic switch into one building block.

QUEFORMAL is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under grant agreement Nr. 829035.

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ULISSES

Within the European Collaborative Project Ulisses (Ultra low-power integrated optical sensor systems for networked environmental multichannel gas Sensing), chip-integrated optical sensors for different gases like CO2 will be developed.

ULISSES is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under grant agreement Nr. 825272.

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WiPLASH

In the EU FET-OPEN project WiPLASH (Architecting More Than Moore – Wireless Plasticity for Heterogeneous Massive Computer Architectures), graphene will be explored to realize the wireless communication between chips in a network-on-chip, whose architecture will also be a main topic of investigation.

WiPLASH is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under grant agreement Nr. 863337