Ten-year European 'Graphene Flagship' initiative to launch on Oct. 10, 2013

Göteborg, Sweden--A ten-year-long, 1000 million Euro research and innovation initiative on graphene and related layered materials, called the Graphene Flagship, will be launched this Thursday (Oct. 10, 2013) at an event hosted by the Chalmers University of Technology.

Göteborg, Sweden--A ten-year-long, 1000 million Euro research and innovation initiative on graphene and related layered materials, called the Graphene Flagship, will be launched this Thursday (Oct. 10, 2013) at an event hosted by the Chalmers University of Technology.

With its unusual structural, electronic, and other properties, graphene has found a number of applications in photonics already -- including integrated-photonic detectors, bolometers, and broadband optical-gain materials -- and will be finding many more over the next decade. The Graphene Flagship will aid in the development of these and other applications. The project is a so-called FET Flagship initiative by the European Commission (another such initiative is the Human Brain Project, a European complement to the U.S. NIH BRAIN initiative). The official name of the Graphene Flagship is GRAPHENE - Graphene-Based Revolutions in ICT and Beyond (project number: 604391).

At the 10-11 October event, graphene researchers from 74 research partners in 17 European countries will gather in Göteborg for the project kick-off. Attendees and media will have opportunities to:

• learn about The Graphene Flagship
• watch and experience graphene, and how to produce it
• get imagery of graphene and flagship-related research
• meet graphene researchers from Chalmers and The Graphene Flagship
• get a news update on graphene applications and innovation
• see a panel discussion on graphene and sustainability -- energy and climate change, scarce metals, health and environmental safety, etc.

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to enter the clean room at Chalmers University of Technology, which the university notes is one of Europe’s top clean rooms.

For more info and to register, see: http://www.chalmers.se/en/news/graphene-flagship/Pages/default.aspx


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