Nanophysics research at Chalmers is a large activity that involves several experimental and theoretical groups. The activities consists mainly of the four overlapping fields of Engineered Quantum Systems, Carbon-based Nanostructures, Nanosensors and Nano-optics. Characteristic of the research in all fields is active local interaction between theoretical and experimental groups, and extensive participation in international research projects.
The nanophysics research includes studies of engineered nanosystems such as quantum computers, nanoelectronics and spintronics, applications and fundamental science of carbon nanotubes and graphene, nanosensors for bioanalytics and measurement technologies, and nano-optics with applications in, e.g., efficient solar energy production.
Graphene Flagsip is the EU's biggest research initiative ever, and, according to the European Commission, 'history's greatest distinction for excellent research'. With a budget of EUR one billion, Graphene Flagship is tasked with taking graphene from the realm of academic laboratories into European society in the space of ten years – thus generating economic growth, new jobs and new opportunities for Europeans as both investors and employees.
With Graphene Flagship Europe has launched a new form of joint, coordinated research initiative of unprecedented scale. Graphene Flagship brings together an academic-industrial consortium aiming at a breakthrough for technological innovation. The research effort will cover the entire value chain from materials production to components and system integration, and targets a number of specific goals that exploit the unique properties of graphene.
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