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Graphene Layers: Production, Characterization and Integration

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.

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 696 163,25

Administrative Contact

Christoph Schulte (Mr.)

Participants (15)

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GRAPHENEA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 484 213,80

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 1 337 775

HORIBA FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 456 780,88

AIXTRON SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 27 526

AIXTRON LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 803 282

SURAGUS GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 313 188,50

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 745 528

AMCOR FLEXIBLES KREUZLINGEN AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 92 960

AMCOR FLEXIBLES SINGEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 28 320

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR OBERFLACHENMODIFIZIERUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 226

SGENIA SOLUCIONES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 326 028,71

DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 402 000

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 877 080

ORGANIC ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE COMPANY IKE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 341 600

AMANUENSIS GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 94 122

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604000

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    30 April 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 163 777,31

  • EU contribution

    € 8 524 794,14

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany