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October 2014

The Graphene Council News

In our third edition of the Graphene Council Newsletter, we feature a Q&A interview with Jari Kinaret, who was appointed last year as the director of The Graphene Flagship, the European Union’s €1-billion investment to make Europe a hub for the commercialization of graphene.


As always, we also bring to you the latest research over the last quarter in graphene and other two-dimensional materials and how they are being applied to areas such as electronics, energy storage and medical applications.

We hope you enjoy being a part of The Graphene Council community as we continue to bring you original interviews and analysis from the global graphene community. 

More from the Editor . . .

Europe's Plans for Graphene Commercialization


An Interview with Jari Kinaret, 

Director of The Graphene Flagship


Last year, the European Commission (EC) announced what many considered an ambitious  €1-billion ($1.3 billion) investment in graphene research and development that will be spread over 10 years. 


The EC project, dubbed the Graphene Flagship, was described as a way to smooth the path for graphene as it makes its way from research labs into commercial markets.


We interview Prof. Jari Kinaret, the Director of The Graphene Flagship to get an insight into the future of this landmark investment in graphene. 


Read more . . . 

Two-Dimensional Materials Continue Making Inroads

While some have just barely been synthesized and others remain in computer models, the impact of 2D materials cannot be ignored


The developments that are occurring in 2D materials appear destined to make a big impact on electronics applications especially. 

Graphene Continues To Make Progress in Energy Storage Applications


Despite some lofty expectations, graphene continues to make incremental steps in energy storage applications


As we discovered in our most recent Q&A with Jari Kinaret, the director of the European Graphene Flagship, advanced batteries and supercapacitors are an early application target for graphene. In our previous newsletter, we highlighted how graphene is proving to be effective in supercapacitors as well as providing a new way to increase the capacity of the ubiquitouslithium-ion (Li-ion) battery.


Read More . . .

Medical Applications Play to Graphene’s Strengths

Increasingly, researchers are looking at ways to exploit some of graphene's characteristics for useful medical applications.


In the first decade since graphene was first produced in the lab, much of the research around it has been focused on its potential for electronic applications. Graphene's conductive nature combined with its elastic qualities make it a candidate for wearable medical sensors. 

Read more . . . 

The Role for Graphene in Electronics Outside of Digital Logic 

While the role for graphene in digital logic applications appears to be limited-despite grand efforts to engineer a band gap into it-this doesn’t mean that graphene won’t have an important role to play in electronic applications.