Maximising the Impact of Graphene Research on Innovation through Materials Science, Chemistry and Engineering

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

Graphene is an isolated atomic plane that can be viewed as a one-atom-thick chicken wire made from carbon atoms. Discovered in Manchester in 2004, this new material has rapidly become one of the brightest stars on the horizon of materials science and condensed matter physics. In terms of fundamental science, graphene is the first truly two-dimensional material, a new kind of matter previously unknown and believed not to exist. During the few years since its discovery, research efforts have been focused on electronic properties of this material, which have proved to be so unusual and exciting that hundreds of academic and industrial scientists around the world have moved into this new research area. Whereas the interest in graphene as a qualitatively different electronic system is expected to remain strong for decades, graphene's chemical, mechanical, optical, magnetic and other properties remain a practically unexplored territory. All indications are that these properties of graphene are equally fascinating. Also, in terms of applications, graphene is proving to offer such an exceptionally wide range of possibilities that it is highly likely to generate a wide range of novel commercial products.The next, fast-approaching and inevitable stage of graphene research will be the exploitation of graphene's huge innovation potential and the expansion of the current activities dominated worldwide by fundamental physics into neighbouring disciplines including materials science, chemistry and engineering. Currently, there is no noticeable activity in any of these strategically important directions in the UK but during the last year some nascent activities have emerged in other countries including the US, Germany, Japan, France, China and Russia. Our goal is to radically change the situation. Manchester and Lancaster Universities will use their existing strength in graphene physics to underpin and facilitate the development of internationally leading graphene research in neighbouring disciplines and to form a multidisciplinary centre linking the successful fundamental research on graphene directly to its applications. Manchester Centre for Mesoscience and Nanotechnology, the place where graphene was discovered, is a natural vehicle for this expansion as researchers from different departments have already been collaborating successfully around the use of the Centre's facilities. This will make the new investment extremely cost effective and result in a rapid science and innovation output, thanks to the extensive expertise and graphene-targeted technologies already developed and in place at the Centre. Through the critical mass and feedback mechanisms combined with an increased pool of various facilities and knowledge, the envisaged multidisciplinary graphene research centre initiated and stimulated by the Award should become a formidable global force and a vital vehicle for innovation. The Science & Innovation Award will result in a long-lasting impact by creating a globally-recognized multidisciplinary centre of excellence focused on graphene research. Failure of this application will be detrimental for both Universities and the UK graphene research in general, and will likely result in the loss of key academic and research staff to foreign institutions.

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Publications

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Description Development of graphene and graphene applications.
Discovery of a variety of other two-dimensional materials (hBN, transition metal dichalcogenides, InSe).
Creation of van der Waals heterostructures of various two-dimensional materials.
Exploitation Route In applications across all industrial sectors
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Energy,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

URL http://www.graphene.manchester.ac.uk/
 
Description Science and technology roadmap for graphene, related two-dimensional crystals, and hybrid systems. A Ferrari , F Bonaccorso, V Fal'ko, K Novoselov, et al. DOI: 10.1039/C4NR01600A
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/nr/c4nr01600a#!divAbstract
 
Description Centre for Doctoral Training
Amount £4,475,734 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/L01548X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 09/2022
 
Description ERC Advanced Grant (Geim)
Amount € 2,200,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2013 
End 04/2018
 
Description ERC Synergy Grants (SyG)
Amount € 13,352,308 (EUR)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2013 
End 10/2019
 
Description EU EC FET Flagship
Amount € 94,000,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2023
 
Description European Research Council Advanced Grant (Falko)
Amount € 430,271 (EUR)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2012 
End 10/2013
 
Description InnovateUK and EPSRC Technology Programme
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P510221/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 05/2017
 
Description Standard Research
Amount £4,056,135 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N010345/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2021
 
Description Training Schools
Amount £15,600 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/I018085/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2010 
End 10/2010
 
Description Collaboration with Berkeley on non-volatile photochemical gating of an epitaxial graphene/polymer heterostructure 
Organisation University of California, Berkeley
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling of non-volatile photochemical gating of an epitaxial graphene/polymer heterostructure
Collaborator Contribution Modelling of non-volatile photochemical gating of an epitaxial graphene/polymer heterostructure
Impact Research publication in peer-reviewed magazine - see publications
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaboration with Columbia University and Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics Beijing on spontaneous symmetry breaking and Lifshitz transition in bilayer graphene 
Organisation Columbia University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study of spontaneous symmetry breaking and Lifshitz transition in bilayer graphene
Collaborator Contribution Study of spontaneous symmetry breaking and Lifshitz transition in bilayer graphene
Impact Publication in peer-reviewed magazine
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaboration with Columbia University and Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics Beijing on spontaneous symmetry breaking and Lifshitz transition in bilayer graphene 
Organisation Kavli Institute For Theoretical Physics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study of spontaneous symmetry breaking and Lifshitz transition in bilayer graphene
Collaborator Contribution Study of spontaneous symmetry breaking and Lifshitz transition in bilayer graphene
Impact Publication in peer-reviewed magazine
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaboration with Columbia University and Oslo University on ordered states of adatoms on graphene 
Organisation Columbia University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling of ordered states of adatoms on graphene
Collaborator Contribution Modelling of ordered states of adatoms on graphene
Impact Research paper in peer-reviewed jounal
Start Year 2009
 
Description Collaboration with Columbia University and Oslo University on ordered states of adatoms on graphene 
Organisation University of Oslo
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling of ordered states of adatoms on graphene
Collaborator Contribution Modelling of ordered states of adatoms on graphene
Impact Research paper in peer-reviewed jounal
Start Year 2009
 
Description Collaboration with Columbia University on Landau levels in deformed bilayer graphene at low magnetic fields 
Organisation Columbia University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Theoretical studies of Landau levels in deformed bilayer graphene at low magnetic fields
Collaborator Contribution Theoretical studies of Landau levels in deformed bilayer graphene at low magnetic fields
Impact published paper in Solid State Communications - see publications
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaboration with Columbia University on electronic properties of graphene 
Organisation Columbia University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint theoretical investigations of electronic properties of graphene
Collaborator Contribution Joint theoretical investigations of electronic properties of graphene
Impact Publications in peer-reviewed magazines (see Publications)
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with Harvard and MIT on detection of topological currents in graphene superlattices 
Organisation Harvard University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling of detection of topological currents in graphene superlattices
Collaborator Contribution Characterization of detection of topological currents in graphene superlattices
Impact Publication in Science magazine (see Publications)
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with Harvard and MIT on detection of topological currents in graphene superlattices 
Organisation Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling of detection of topological currents in graphene superlattices
Collaborator Contribution Characterization of detection of topological currents in graphene superlattices
Impact Publication in Science magazine (see Publications)
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with Helsinki University and Aalto University on spin-half paramagnetism in graphene induced by point defects 
Organisation Aalto University
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study of spin-half paramagnetism in graphene induced by point defects
Collaborator Contribution Study of spin-half paramagnetism in graphene induced by point defects
Impact Paper in Nature Physics - see Publications
Start Year 2012
 
Description Collaboration with Helsinki University and Aalto University on spin-half paramagnetism in graphene induced by point defects 
Organisation University of Helsinki
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study of spin-half paramagnetism in graphene induced by point defects
Collaborator Contribution Study of spin-half paramagnetism in graphene induced by point defects
Impact Paper in Nature Physics - see Publications
Start Year 2012
 
Description Collaboration with Institute of Physics and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Center for Nano-metrology, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science on commensurate-incommensurate transition in graphene on hBN 
Organisation Chinese Academy of Sciences
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Study of commensurate-incommensurate transition in graphene on hexagonal boron nitride
Collaborator Contribution Study of commensurate-incommensurate transition in graphene on hexagonal boron nitride
Impact Published paper in Nature Physics magazine
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Institute of Physics and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Center for Nano-metrology, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science on commensurate-incommensurate transition in graphene on hBN 
Organisation Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science
PI Contribution Study of commensurate-incommensurate transition in graphene on hexagonal boron nitride
Collaborator Contribution Study of commensurate-incommensurate transition in graphene on hexagonal boron nitride
Impact Published paper in Nature Physics magazine
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Max Planck Institute Festkorperforsch on giant magnetodrag in graphene at charge neutrality 
Organisation Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study of giant magnetodrag in graphene at charge neutrality
Collaborator Contribution Study of giant magnetodrag in graphene at charge neutrality
Impact Published paper in peer-reviewed magazine
Start Year 2012
 
Description Collaboration with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Max Planck Institute Festkorperforsch on giant magnetodrag in graphene at charge neutrality 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Study of giant magnetodrag in graphene at charge neutrality
Collaborator Contribution Study of giant magnetodrag in graphene at charge neutrality
Impact Published paper in peer-reviewed magazine
Start Year 2012
 
Description Collaboration with NPL, Linkoping University, Chalmers and Milan Polytechnic University on quantum resistance standard based on epitaxial graphene 
Organisation Chalmers University of Technology
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling of quantum resistance standard based on epitaxial graphene
Collaborator Contribution Characterization of quantum resistance standard based on epitaxial graphene
Impact Publication in Nature Nanotechnology Magazine (see Publications)
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaboration with NPL, Linkoping University, Chalmers and Milan Polytechnic University on quantum resistance standard based on epitaxial graphene 
Organisation Linkoping University
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling of quantum resistance standard based on epitaxial graphene
Collaborator Contribution Characterization of quantum resistance standard based on epitaxial graphene
Impact Publication in Nature Nanotechnology Magazine (see Publications)
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaboration with NPL, Linkoping University, Chalmers and Milan Polytechnic University on quantum resistance standard based on epitaxial graphene 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling of quantum resistance standard based on epitaxial graphene
Collaborator Contribution Characterization of quantum resistance standard based on epitaxial graphene
Impact Publication in Nature Nanotechnology Magazine (see Publications)
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaboration with NPL, Linkoping University, Chalmers and Milan Polytechnic University on quantum resistance standard based on epitaxial graphene 
Organisation Polytechnic University of Milan
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling of quantum resistance standard based on epitaxial graphene
Collaborator Contribution Characterization of quantum resistance standard based on epitaxial graphene
Impact Publication in Nature Nanotechnology Magazine (see Publications)
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaboration with National Institute for Materials Science Tsukuba and Seoul National University on twist-controlled resonant tunnelling in graphene-boron nitride-graphene heterostructures 
Organisation National Institute for Materials Sciences
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Fabrication of samples for study of twist-controlled resonant tunnelling in graphene-boron nitride-graphene heterostructures
Collaborator Contribution Characterisation of twist-controlled resonant tunnelling in graphene-boron nitride-graphene heterostructures
Impact Publication in Nature Nanotechnology magazine
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with National Institute for Materials Science Tsukuba and Seoul National University on twist-controlled resonant tunnelling in graphene-boron nitride-graphene heterostructures 
Organisation Seoul National University
Country Korea, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Fabrication of samples for study of twist-controlled resonant tunnelling in graphene-boron nitride-graphene heterostructures
Collaborator Contribution Characterisation of twist-controlled resonant tunnelling in graphene-boron nitride-graphene heterostructures
Impact Publication in Nature Nanotechnology magazine
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with National Physics Laboratory, Oxford Instruments and Chalmers University of Technology on quantum hall effect in graphene based devices 
Organisation Chalmers University of Technology
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Theory of modelling of quantum hall effect in graphene based devices
Collaborator Contribution Experiment of modelling of quantum hall effect in graphene based devices
Impact Publications in peer-reviewed magazine (see Publications)
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with National Physics Laboratory, Oxford Instruments and Chalmers University of Technology on quantum hall effect in graphene based devices 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Theory of modelling of quantum hall effect in graphene based devices
Collaborator Contribution Experiment of modelling of quantum hall effect in graphene based devices
Impact Publications in peer-reviewed magazine (see Publications)
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with National Physics Laboratory, Oxford Instruments and Chalmers University of Technology on quantum hall effect in graphene based devices 
Organisation Oxford Instruments
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Theory of modelling of quantum hall effect in graphene based devices
Collaborator Contribution Experiment of modelling of quantum hall effect in graphene based devices
Impact Publications in peer-reviewed magazine (see Publications)
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with National University of Singapore on electronic properties of graphene encapsulated with different 2D atomic crystals 
Organisation National University of Singapore
Country Singapore 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling of electronic properties of graphene encapsulated with different 2D atomic crystals
Collaborator Contribution Characterisation of electronic properties of graphene encapsulated with different 2D atomic crystals
Impact Published paper in peer-reviewed magazine
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Nigde University, University Limerick and Daresbury Lab on atomically resolved imaging of highly ordered alternating fluorinated graphene 
Organisation Daresbury Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Modelling of atomically resolved imaging of highly ordered alternating fluorinated graphene
Collaborator Contribution Characterisation of atomically resolved imaging of highly ordered alternating fluorinated graphene
Impact Paper in Nature Communications (see Publications)
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Nigde University, University Limerick and Daresbury Lab on atomically resolved imaging of highly ordered alternating fluorinated graphene 
Organisation Nigde University
PI Contribution Modelling of atomically resolved imaging of highly ordered alternating fluorinated graphene
Collaborator Contribution Characterisation of atomically resolved imaging of highly ordered alternating fluorinated graphene
Impact Paper in Nature Communications (see Publications)
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Nigde University, University Limerick and Daresbury Lab on atomically resolved imaging of highly ordered alternating fluorinated graphene 
Organisation University of Limerick
Country Ireland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Modelling of atomically resolved imaging of highly ordered alternating fluorinated graphene
Collaborator Contribution Characterisation of atomically resolved imaging of highly ordered alternating fluorinated graphene
Impact Paper in Nature Communications (see Publications)
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Research Institute for Solid State Physics, Budapest on manifestation of LO-LA phonons in Raman scattering in graphene 
Organisation Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)
Department Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics
Country Hungary 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Modelling of manifestation of LO-LA phonons in Raman scattering in graphene
Collaborator Contribution Modelling of manifestation of LO-LA phonons in Raman scattering in graphene
Impact published paper in peer-reviewed magazine - see Publications
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaboration with Stanford University on electronic transport in hBN-graphene-hBN structures 
Organisation Stanford University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Theoretical modelling of electronic transport in hBN-graphene-hBN structures.
Collaborator Contribution Experimental characterisation of electronic transport in hBN-graphene-hBN structures
Impact Publication in Science magazine (see in Publications)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with University Texas Austin and National Institute of Material Science Tsukuba on strong Coulomb drag and broken symmetry in double-layer graphene 
Organisation National Institute for Materials Sciences
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study of strong Coulomb drag and broken symmetry in double-layer graphene
Collaborator Contribution Study of strong Coulomb drag and broken symmetry in double-layer graphene
Impact Paper in Nature Physics (see Publications)
Start Year 2012
 
Description Collaboration with University Texas Austin and National Institute of Material Science Tsukuba on strong Coulomb drag and broken symmetry in double-layer graphene 
Organisation University of Texas at Austin
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study of strong Coulomb drag and broken symmetry in double-layer graphene
Collaborator Contribution Study of strong Coulomb drag and broken symmetry in double-layer graphene
Impact Paper in Nature Physics (see Publications)
Start Year 2012
 
Description Collaboration with University of Minho Portugal, National University of Singapore and Seoul National University on strong light-matter interactions in heterostructures of atomically thin films 
Organisation National University of Singapore
Country Singapore 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study of strong light-matter interactions in heterostructures of atomically thin films
Collaborator Contribution Study of strong light-matter interactions in heterostructures of atomically thin films
Impact Paper in Science magazine (see Publications)
Start Year 2012
 
Description Collaboration with University of Minho Portugal, National University of Singapore and Seoul National University on strong light-matter interactions in heterostructures of atomically thin films 
Organisation Seoul National University
Country Korea, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study of strong light-matter interactions in heterostructures of atomically thin films
Collaborator Contribution Study of strong light-matter interactions in heterostructures of atomically thin films
Impact Paper in Science magazine (see Publications)
Start Year 2012
 
Description Collaboration with University of Minho Portugal, National University of Singapore and Seoul National University on strong light-matter interactions in heterostructures of atomically thin films 
Organisation University of Minho
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study of strong light-matter interactions in heterostructures of atomically thin films
Collaborator Contribution Study of strong light-matter interactions in heterostructures of atomically thin films
Impact Paper in Science magazine (see Publications)
Start Year 2012
 
Description Collaboration with University of Southern Denmark Odense and Seoul University on graphene-protected copper and silver plasmonics 
Organisation University of Seoul
Country Korea, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study of Graphene-protected copper and silver plasmonics
Collaborator Contribution Study of Graphene-protected copper and silver plasmonics
Impact Paper in peer-reviewed magazine (see Publications)
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with University of Southern Denmark Odense and Seoul University on graphene-protected copper and silver plasmonics 
Organisation University of Southern Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study of Graphene-protected copper and silver plasmonics
Collaborator Contribution Study of Graphene-protected copper and silver plasmonics
Impact Paper in peer-reviewed magazine (see Publications)
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with Yale on quantum transport in graphene superconductor devises 
Organisation Yale University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint theoretical studies of quantum transport in graphene superconductor devises
Collaborator Contribution Joint theoretical studies of quantum transport in graphene superconductor devises
Impact Publication in peer-reviewed magazine (see Publications)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Partnership in European Graphene Flagship 
Organisation ETH Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Fundamental and Applied research in graphene in Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanocomposites. This includes fabrication of graphene-based devices provided to the partners for characterisation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided characterisation of our material and devices using STM and high magnetic field optical spectroscopy and electronic transport.
Impact Joint publications (see in the Publications section)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Partnership in European Graphene Flagship 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Department Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Fundamental and Applied research in graphene in Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanocomposites. This includes fabrication of graphene-based devices provided to the partners for characterisation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided characterisation of our material and devices using STM and high magnetic field optical spectroscopy and electronic transport.
Impact Joint publications (see in the Publications section)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Partnership in European Graphene Flagship 
Organisation RWTH Aachen University
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Fundamental and Applied research in graphene in Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanocomposites. This includes fabrication of graphene-based devices provided to the partners for characterisation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided characterisation of our material and devices using STM and high magnetic field optical spectroscopy and electronic transport.
Impact Joint publications (see in the Publications section)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Partnership in European Graphene Flagship 
Organisation Radboud University Nijmegen
Department High Field Magnet Laboratory (HFML)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Fundamental and Applied research in graphene in Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanocomposites. This includes fabrication of graphene-based devices provided to the partners for characterisation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided characterisation of our material and devices using STM and high magnetic field optical spectroscopy and electronic transport.
Impact Joint publications (see in the Publications section)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Partnership in European Graphene Flagship 
Organisation University of Geneva
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Fundamental and Applied research in graphene in Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanocomposites. This includes fabrication of graphene-based devices provided to the partners for characterisation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided characterisation of our material and devices using STM and high magnetic field optical spectroscopy and electronic transport.
Impact Joint publications (see in the Publications section)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Partnership in European Graphene Flagship 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Fundamental and Applied research in graphene in Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanocomposites. This includes fabrication of graphene-based devices provided to the partners for characterisation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided characterisation of our material and devices using STM and high magnetic field optical spectroscopy and electronic transport.
Impact Joint publications (see in the Publications section)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Partnership in European Graphene Flagship 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Fundamental and Applied research in graphene in Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanocomposites. This includes fabrication of graphene-based devices provided to the partners for characterisation.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided characterisation of our material and devices using STM and high magnetic field optical spectroscopy and electronic transport.
Impact Joint publications (see in the Publications section)
Start Year 2015
 
Title Functionalized graphene and methods of manufacturing the same 
Description The present invention relates to the novel material fluorographene (FG), methods of making fluorographene, and its applications in electronics and related fields. The fluorographene also finds use in improving the properties of composite materials by incorporating the fluorographene of the invention with one or more materials such as fluoropolymers (FP) and the like. Conventionally, FP inter-chain interactions are very weak but spread over the area of FG, FG is able to act as a very effective and compatible reinforcement. 
IP Reference US9017474 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2015
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Title Graphene Composites 
Description The present invention relates to novel nanocomposite materials, methods of making nanocomposites and uses of nanocomposite materials. In particular, the invention relates to composite materials which contain two-dimensional materials (e.g. graphene) in multi-layer form i.e. in a form which has a number of atomic layers. The properties of a composite material containing two-dimensional material is in multi-layer from are shown to be superior to those which contain the two-dimensional material in monolayer form. 
IP Reference US 20140370269 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2014
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Title Method for producing carbon nanotubes and/or nanofibres 
Description A method for producing aligned carbon nanotubes and/or nanofibres comprises providing finely divided substrate particle having substantially smooth faces with radii of curvature of more than 1 ?m and of length and breadth between 1 ?m and 5 mm and having catalyst material on their surface and a carbon-containing gas at a temperature and pressure at which the carbon-containing gas will react to form carbon when in the presence of the supported catalyst, and forming aligned nanotubes and/or nanofibres by the carbon-forming reaction. 
IP Reference US 7767615 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2010
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet
 
Title OSMOSIS 
Description This invention relates to methods of purifying water using forward osmosis, with a graphene oxide laminate acting as a semi-permeable membrane. The laminate is formed from stacks of individual graphene oxide flakes which may be predominantly monolayer thick. The methods of the invention find particular application in the desalination of salt water. 
IP Reference US20160297693 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet
 
Title PRODUCTION OF GRAPHENE OXIDE 
Description A method for the production of graphene oxide and/or graphite oxide nanoplatelet structures having a thickness of less than 100 nm in an electrochemical cell, the cell comprising: (a) a positive electrode that is graphitic; (b) a negative electrode that may be graphitic or another material; (c) an electrolyte including: (i) organic anions in a solvent; (ii) non-oxidant polyatomic anions in a solution; and/or (ii) polyatomic anions in a solvent wherein the electrolyte has a hydrogen ion concentration of <1×10?1 mol dm?3; wherein the method comprises the step of passing a current through the cell to intercalate the anions into the graphitic positive electrode so as to exfoliate the graphitic positive electrode. 
IP Reference US 20160298244 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet
 
Title Separation of Water Using a Membrane 
Description This invention relates to uses of graphene oxide, and in particular graphene oxide on a porous support, and a membrane comprising these materials. This invention also relates to methods of dehydration, which include vapour phase separation and pervaporation. Pervaporation is a method of separating mixtures of liquids using a membrane. Pervaporation consists of two basic steps: permeation of the permeate through the membrane and evaporation of the permeate from the other side of the membrane. Pervaporation is a mild which can be used to separate components which would not survive the comparatively harsh conditions needed for distillation (high temp, and/or low pressure). 
IP Reference US20150231577 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet
 
Title Structures and methods relating to graphene 
Description This application relates to graphene based heterostructures and methods of making graphene based heterostructures. The graphene heterostructures comprise: i) a first encapsulation layer; ii) a second encapsulation layer; and iii) a graphene layer. The heterostructures find application in electronic devices. 
IP Reference US9548364 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet
 
Title Thermoelectric Materials and Devices Comprising Graphene 
Description Composite materials with thermoelectric properties and devices made from such materials are described. The thermoelectric composite material may comprise a metal oxide material and graphene or modified graphene. It has been found that the addition of graphene or modified graphene to thermoelectric metal oxide materials increases ZT. It has further been found that the ZT of the metal oxide becomes effective over a broader temperature range and at lower temperatures. 
IP Reference US 20150380625 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet
 
Title Transistor device and materials for making 
Description This application relates to graphene based heterostructures and transistor devices comprising graphene. The hetero-structures comprise i) a first graphene layer; ii) a spacer layer and iii) a third graphene. The transistors comprise (i) an electrode, the electrode comprising a graphene layer, and (ii) an insulating barrier layer. 
IP Reference US9318591 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet
 
Title WATER PURIFICATION 
Description his invention relates to methods of purifying water using graphene oxide laminates which are formed from stacks of individual graphene oxide flakes which may be predominantly monolayer thick. The graphene oxide laminates may act as membrans which exclude large solutes i.e. with a hydration radius above about 4.5 ? or they may act as sorbents to absorb solutes having a hydration radius less than about 4.7 ?. 
IP Reference US20160280563 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet