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What makes graphene so special?

The discovery of graphene is one of the greatest of our generation and is seen as a highly promising material for the development of next generation electronics. Now with new applications being established utilising this unique 2D material, it is now considered possible that the market that exists today will grow into a £B industry over the next 20 to 40 years.

There is considerable interest from both academia and industry in its potential with properties such as broad wavelength transparency, high electrical and thermal conductivity (at room temperature). The first applications for graphene already commercially exploited are inks and coatings and graphene is already being used as an alternative to silicon in the manufacture of field effect transistors in humidity, pressure and sensors.

Graphene-based batteries have huge potential, R&D is intensive and will hopefully yield results in the future. Graphene has exceptional properties when it comes to protecting metal surfaces such as those used in plasmonics.

Graphene deposition on silicon is one important challenge ahead for photonic and optoelectronic applications!

Take a look at this short video for a brief introduction to graphene...


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Larger areas of Graphene on copper foil is becoming a popular request in our enquires

We, at Planartech, have already delivered this year a 5” CVD Graphene growth system specially for A4 size into the National Graphene Institute at ManchesterThis year, planarTECH has delivered a 5” CVD Graphene growth system specially for A4 size into the National Graphene Institute at Manchester

There is an interesting side industry that planarTECH are collaborating with regarding the use of the waste biogas product. The biogas is readily available from many sources, the most common is the fermentation of natural material matter.

An example of this growing bi-product availability is the recycling of garden and fibre waste.

planarTECHThe accelerated decomposition produces biogas, which in the raw form, has a below 50% methane content with Ammonia as the main constituents. Once “cleaned” the resulting gas is 99.99% pure methane.

The purified gas can then be used for the growth of graphene. There are several obstacles to overcome, and we at planarTECH are confident that we have the right solution for our customers.

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