The Swedish Graphene Initiative

Swedish Graphene Initiative has assembled around thirty graphene researchers from Chalmers and the universities in Uppsala and Linköping into a close cooperation initiative. Different types of expertise from among the leaders in materials research have been brought together to expand graphene competency and to establish graphene know-how in Sweden. Swedish Graphene Initiative combines theory and experimentation in physics, chemistry and technology in order to explore how graphene's unique potential can be transformed into technical solutions. Within the framework of the project, we are developing methods, primarily sonochemical exfoliation and vaporisation of silicon carbide, to produce graphene, as well as methods for making graphene functional. On the basic research level, we are investigating and processing graphene on nanolevel to ascertain what happens if the material is modified in different ways. We are also working on applications, for example how graphene can be used in electronics or how vibrating graphene can be used as a hypersensitive sensor. Rather than being built around a number of concrete results that are to be achieved, Swedish Graphene Initiative aims to achieve an exchange of ideas between the different research groups.

Participants

Mikael Fogelström (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Applied Quantum Physics

Andreas Isacsson

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Jari Kinaret

Professor vid Chalmers, Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Sergey Kubatkin

Professor vid Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Tomas Löfwander

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Applied Quantum Physics

Floriana Lombardi

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Eva Olsson

Professor vid Chalmers, Physics, Eva Olsson Group

Niklas Rorsman

Forskare vid Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Elsebeth Schröder

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Jan Stake

Professor vid Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory

Avgust Yurgens

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Herbert Zirath

Professor vid Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Collaborations

Linköping University

Linköping, Sweden

Uppsala University

Uppsala, Sweden

Funding

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2017

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Information and Communication Technology

Areas of Advance

Kollberg Laboratory

Infrastructure

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Areas of Advance

Basic sciences

Roots

Nanofabrication Laboratory

Infrastructure

More information

Project Web Page at Chalmers

http://www.chalmers.se/en/projects/Pages/S...

Latest update

2016-11-11