Duration: 01.10.2013 - 31.03.2016

Project management: Dr. Martin Schmuck

Funding: Graphene Falgship Programme

Partner: Graphenea S.A. (ESP), STMicroelectronics SRL (ITA), Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (ITA), Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT (FIN), University of Cambridge UCAM (UK), Nokia UK (UK)

Link: http://graphene-flagship.eu

Flexible electronics is the next ubiquitous platform for the electronics industry. It is making truly conformal, reliable or even transparent electronic applications possible in the foreseeable future. Graphene, as a thin flexible ultra-strong film and an extremely good conductor, is the most natural choice for flexible electronic systems. Graphene will be also an enabling platform for a plethora of applications, in a way similar and complementary to the present silicon technology. The consortium involved in the project aims to cover the full supply chain from basic materials such as inks and graphene substrates, to component development and finally to full flexible system integration.

One key aspect is to develop graphene based-flexible energy storage and harvesting devices. Graphene exhibit specific capacities up to 744 mAh/ g in lithium ion batteries and capacitances much higher than for activated carbon nowadays used in electrochemical double layer capacitors. Furthermore graphene is a promising candidate as conducting agent for several components used in electrochemical power sources.