Graphene is an atomically thin layer of carbon with a unique combination of properties. First isolated in 2004, this strong, light and highly conductive material has promise for a wide range of new technologies. Research into GRMs provides a platform for new kinds of electronics and opto-electronics, including novel and flexible electronics, high-speed telecommunications, responsive sensors and energy generation and storage devices.
This workshop is the third in the series of international workshops between the Graphene Flagship and NSF.
The scientific program will focus on high-performance electronics, and new and unconventional GRMs applications, as well as the specific challenges in integrating GRMs with existing silicon electronics technologies.
“There have been several projects formally supported by either the NSF through a supplementary program or the Flagship through a mobility program,” said Prof. James C. M. Hwang, Lehigh University, the US chair of the meeting. “Some of these collaborators will report their results in this workshop. In addition to fundamental physics, material science and novel devices, this workshop emphasizes the integration of GRMs and silicon, which should facilitate their applications.”
“The workshop aims to broaden the scope of 2DM research by studying new materials for applications in optoelectronics and creating new 2DM heterostructures,” added Prof. Vladimir Falko, University of Manchester, who is the European chair. “I am aware of two dozen joint papers that GF partners have published in the recent years in collaboration with USA colleagues. We hope that new joint projects will be initiated by the discussions during the meeting.”
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