Large Scale Graphene Production

Large Scale Graphene Production


– Graphene is a platform
material that will enable hundreds of new applications. It will improve everything
from medical diagnostics to flexible electronics. – Graphene is a new material that is only one atom thick but it can be as large
as a piece of paper or even a roll of newspaper. It’s made completely of carbon and it looks like
atomic-scale chicken wire. It’s made up of little
hexagons of carbon all joined together
to make a sheet. – Graphene is a Nobel
Prize winning material. A single layer of graphene
is amazingly strong, it’s 10 times
stronger than diamond and a hundred times stronger
than structural steel while being flexible
and transparent. Graphene is also the
best conductor of
heat and electricity that’s ever been measured. Graphene Frontiers
is able to make large area pieces of graphene and what’s unique to our company is we can do that at
atmospheric pressure which means we
don’t need a vacuum and that allows us to
make much bigger pieces for much lower costs. We believe that the future
for graphene is amazing. We believe that it will
be the next plastics, meaning we’ll see it in
almost every industry in every application. Because of graphene’s
unique properties, they can replace
existing materials and make those end
applications better. – You can imagine
making advanced electronic devices
out of graphene that could be super
high-performance
or super flexible, they might be used in
new types of cellphones that could be folded up
and put into your pocket. One really great
example is the fact that we don’t have any good
artificial systems that can smell chemicals
that are in the air. If you have a difficult
problem in smelling, like detecting a bomb
or detecting drugs, you go to a dog, you don’t get an electronic
system from the store. We figured out a way to combine the detection
property of graphene with the same protein molecules that are used in your nose. This is one potential pathway towards an electronic system that would have the
same ability to smell as a person does or even as a dog does. – The application for graphene
we’re most excited about is for use in a diagnostics. Graphene serving as
the key component, allows us to make a diagnostic
tool that’s multiplexed, meaning with a
single drop of blood, your physician will be
able to test for dozens or even hundreds
of different things and have results within minutes. – Penn is been one of
the leading institutions in the area of materials
research for more than 50 years. Graphene is one of the
brand new materials that the world is
actually focusing on so it’s completely natural that Penn would focus
on this material and also be interested in the idea of
nanotechnology overall. Graphene is just one of
the pieces in the puzzle in keeping Penn one of
the leaders in the world in nanotechnology.

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