What links legendarily sharp Damascene swords of the past with flexible electronics and high-performance electrical wiring of the future? They all owe their remarkable properties to different structural forms of carbon.
University spin-out will work with the newly-established Cambridge Graphene Centre.
A major research initiative which will create a European network of academics and companies working on graphene has been approved, with the University of Cambridge set to take a leading role.
A centre for research on graphene, a material which has the potential to revolutionise numerous industries, ranging from healthcare to electronics, is to be created at the University of Cambridge. The University has been a hub for graphene engineering from the very start and now aims to make this “wonder material” work in real-life applications.
The European programme for research into graphene, for which the Universities of Cambridge, Manchester and Lancaster are leading the technology roadmap, today unveiled an exhibition and new videos communicating the potential for the material that could revolutionise the electronics industries.
Cambridge is to lead the technology roadmap towards a €1 billion European programme to conduct research on graphene - a versatile substance, stronger than diamond, which researchers say could trigger a “smart and sustainable carbon revolution”.