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Reference Number EP/M507799/1
Title Highly conductive Ultraflexible Graphene
Status Completed
Energy Categories Not Energy Related 75%;
Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor AC Ferrari
No email address given
University of Cambridge
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2015
End Date 31 March 2016
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £99,421
Industrial Sectors Electronics
Region East of England
Programme Manufacturing : Manufacturing
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor AC Ferrari , Engineering, University of Cambridge (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr F Torrisi , Engineering, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
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Abstract Graphene's unique properties make it ideal for a variety of applications, in particular for ultraflexible electronic devices,such as displays, touch screens, e-papers, smart packaging and smart textiles. These require flexible conductive films aselectrodes and interconnections, and metallic films or grids are currently used as back planes in displays and touchscreens. However, in addition to being expensive, these are environmentally unstable, brittle and not fully flexible (e.g.conformable). Graphene as a flexible conductive layer could underpin plastic electronics advantages of low temperatureprocessing, printing flexibility and lower cost manufacturing. This project aims to demonstrate the viability of graphene as ahighly conductive flexible layer in a flexible active matrix array that can be used to drive Electrophoretic (EPD) and OrganicLight Emitting Diode (OLED) displays. This will exploit graphene based inks as a cost-effective replacement of currentlyused expensive metals, and will demonstrate the manufacturability and scalability of the production of graphene in anindustrial context. Inks will be formulated with high loading of graphene (>10g/l), to achieve the required conductivity andprocessability for a variety of printing technologies (bar coating, ink-jet printing and flexographic printing) for flexible activematrix arrays that can be used to drive EPDs and OLEDs. Integrating graphene in a flexible active matrix array will show the potential for graphene in enabling a range of foldable consumer electronics applications
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