Swedish Graphene Initiative has assembled around thirty graphene researchers from Chalmers and the universities in Uppsala and Linköping into a close cooperation initiative. Different types of expertise from among the leaders in materials research have been brought together to expand graphene competency and to establish graphene know-how in Sweden. Swedish Graphene Initiative combines theory and experimentation in physics, chemistry and technology in order to explore how graphene's unique potential can be transformed into technical solutions.
Within the framework of the project, we are developing methods, primarily sonochemical exfoliation and vaporisation of silicon carbide, to produce graphene, as well as methods for making graphene functional. On the basic research level, we are investigating and processing graphene on nanolevel to ascertain what happens if the material is modified in different ways. We are also working on applications, for example how graphene can be used in electronics or how vibrating graphene can be used as a hypersensitive sensor.
Rather than being built around a number of concrete results that are to be achieved, Swedish Graphene Initiative aims to achieve an exchange of ideas between the different research groups.