Graphene, a monolayer of carbon atoms in a honeycomb lattice, is the thinnest material ever isolated. Its unique electrical, mechanical and optical properties are governed by unusual and fascinating physics, and open up entirely new platforms for applications.
Graphene enables revolutionary new ultra-fast electronic devices that also can be used in transparent and flexible electronics. Being the strongest and stiffest material ever measured, graphene is also expected to be used in high-performance composite materials and mechanical components.
Scientists in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology coordinate four major projects on graphene (the European projects FET
Flagship Pilot, ConceptGraphene and RODIN, and the Swedish Graphene Initiative), creating a national platform on graphene and international recognition in graphene research. Chalmers is today an established research center in the area.
Due to the novelty of graphene and its multidisciplinary nature, we expect many scientific breakthroughs and opportunities to create spin-off companies that capitalize new discoveries.