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Suspended Graphene Nanostructures

Objective

The RODIN-project, which seamlessly integrates experimental, industrial and theoretical work, is organized around the concept of suspended single-and few-layer graphene nanostructures and annealed diamond-like carbon films. These structures are ideal for accessing and engineering the intrinsic material properties of graphene. In particular we will focus on engineering and measuring the mechanical and electromechanical properties. This will be done through sculpting of the suspended structures to desired shapes as well as using thermal post-processing methods. Initially, the graphene will be obtained using standard prototype techniques such as exfoliation and plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition. The main goal of the project, one that requires going beyond the current state of the art in multiple areas and has rapid and substantial industrial impact, is the fabrication and demonstration of a tunable graphene resonator with electronic readout. The performance of a mechanical resonator depends sensitively on materials quality, which makes it an ideal test application for a materials-oriented project.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials/two-dimensional nanostructures/graphene

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2009-SMALL-3
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 368 438
Administrative Contact
Annika Hofling (Ms.)

Participants (9)

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 696 450
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katariina Toivonen (Ms.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE NANOCIENCIA I NANOTECNOLOGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 288 796
Address
Campus De La Uab Edifici Q Icn2
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marta Balsa Bielsa (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 357 626
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
José Vugt (Ms.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 185 168
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Harry Alles (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 428 302
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Keith Cann (Mr.)
DIARC TECHNOLOGY OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 285 128
Address
Olarinluoma 15
02200 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jukka Kolehmainen (Mr.)
NOKIA OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 18 849
Address
Karaportti 3
02610 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matsumoto Yumi (Ms.)
RENESAS MOBILE EUROPE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 46 509
Address
Porkkalankatu 24
00180 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Akira Yamaguchi
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 219 014
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dolors Mateu