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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.

Below, in a short summary an overview of current research projects is given.


AachenCarbon

Within the EXIST project AachenCarbon (Vermarktung eines neuartigen integrierten Graphen-Photodetektors für ultraschnelle optische Datenkommunikation) the preparing actions for commercial exploitation of graphene photodetectors take place.

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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.

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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.

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GLECS

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

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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.

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GrapheneCore2

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.

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Graphene Flagship

This EU-project 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.

www.graphene-flagship.eu


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.

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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.

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HEA2D

The aim of the project HEA2D (Herstellung, Eigenschaften und Anwendungen von 2DNanomaterialien) is to develop a continuous production chain in which CVD growth under atmospheric conditions and the subsequent transfer of functional 2D materials to polymer films are developed.

Furthermore, their mass integration into plastic components will be analyzed and the value chain will be completed by selected pilot devices. In addition to the basic characterization of the 2D materials produced by the partners, AMO is also responsible for their use in the production of the first innovative components on flexible substrate materials.


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.

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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.

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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.

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