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Graphene Layers: Production, Characterization and Integration

Objective

GLADIATOR (Graphene Layers: Production, Characterization and Integration) will enable the scalable production of cheaper, higher quality and larger area graphene sheets. The project will achieve this by optimizing the performance of CVD graphene (using doping), by increasing the throughput and size of CVD batch reactors, and by improving the process by which graphene is transferred for the CVD catalysts to the application substrate. GLADIATOR directly targets the gobal market for transparent electrodes (estimated to be worth over 11,000 million USD in 2016) and will demonstrate that the performance and price of indium tin oxide can be matched by graphene (transparency > 90%, sheet resistance < 10 Ohm/sq, cost < 30 Eur/ square meter). The new production technologies will be demonstrated by making ultraviolet organic photodiodes (possible application as fire sensors) and large area flexible OLEDs.

CVD graphene production will be optimized using new diagnostic and process control instrumentation based on Raman spectroscopy and spectrometric ellipsometry; the quality of graphene layers post-transfer will be assured using new non-contact in-line eddy current measurements and THz imaging. CVD production costs per unit area will be reduced not only by the process parameter optimization, but also by developing methods to re-use the catalysts and by increasing the size of the reactor chamber. The process safety will be addressed, too.

A critical issue for graphene, especially as a transparent electrode, is how to achieve homogenous large area coverage. GLADIATOR will extend the size of graphene layers beyond that of the CVD tools by implementing a novel patchwork process using a transfer process with high yields and negligible impact upon the properties of the graphene. Transfer processes will be developed for rigid and flexible substrates appropriate for organic large area electronics (OLAE), and substrate and barrier properties will be optimized for use with graphene.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials/two-dimensional nanostructures/graphene

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-LARGE-7
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 696 163,25
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)

Participants (15)

GRAPHENEA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 484 213,80
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi 83
20009 San Sebastian Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jesus De La Fuente (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 337 775
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Bøggild (Prof.)
HORIBA FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 456 780,88
Address
Rue Du Canal 16-18
91160 Longjumeau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Paul Gaston (Mr.)
AIXTRON SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 27 526
Address
Dornkaulstrasse 2
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christoph Giesen (Dr.)
AIXTRON LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 803 282
Address
Anderson Road Buckingway Business Park Swavesey
CB24 5FQ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Heuken (Prof.)
SURAGUS GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 313 188,50
Address
Marie Reiche Strasse 1
01109 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcus Klein (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 745 528
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean Dijon (Dr.)
AMCOR FLEXIBLES KREUZLINGEN AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 92 960
Address
Finkernstrasse 34
8280 Kreuzlingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Lohwasser (Dr.)
AMCOR FLEXIBLES SINGEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 28 320
Address
Alusingen Platz 1
78224 Singen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manfred Hoffmann (Mr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR OBERFLACHENMODIFIZIERUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 226
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Viola Zellin (Ms.)
SGENIA SOLUCIONES SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 326 028,71
Address
Calle Chile 4 Edif Ii 1A Oficina 30
28230 Las Rozas Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Noelia Graciano (Mrs.)
DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 402 000
Address
Lerso Parkalle 105
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulla Birgitte Vogel (Prof.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 877 080
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Petridou (Ms.)
ORGANIC ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE COMPANY IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 341 600
Address
Antoni Tritsi 21 B
57001 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christos Koidis (Dr.)
AMANUENSIS GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 94 122
Address
Guerbestrasse 17
3125 Toffen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Whitby (Dr.)