GRAPHENE: THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS TWO-DIMENSIONAL CRYSTAL
Although hundreds of two-dimensional crystals exist, graphene is indisputably the most well-known. Why is it so famous? Certainly, due to its intrinsic characteristics. In fact, graphene is made of a layer of monatomic carbon, which has a mechanical resistance about 100 times higher than iron, thickness being equal, and moreover, it is flexible and stretchable. It has extraordinary thermal and electric conductivity, its current carrying capacity being higher than copper. In addition, it is optically transparent, has a huge surface area and is a virtually impermeable barrier against the vast majority of chemical elements.
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The ability to mix two-dimensional crystals with already known materials (such as plastics) opens up a scenario unimaginable until a few years ago
The ability to mix graphene and other two-dimensional crystals with already known materials, such as plastics, opens up scenarios that were unimaginable until a few years ago in the industrial sector, thanks to the implementation of composite materials with mechanical, electric, optical and thermal properties impossible to achieve until now. As producers, we wish to be mindful and sensitive to the needs of companies that want to innovate, able to solve any problems by putting at their disposal new materials that will differentiate them on the market, and capable of conveying their best image to end customers.
Director of the Graphene Labs of the Italian Institute of Technology. Chairman of the Executive Committee of the graphene flagship (graphene-flasghip.eu) and director of the ENERGY STORAGE activity within the graphene flagship.
He received a PhD in Physics at the University of Messina, carrying out his research activity at the CNR-IPCF, the Engineering Department of the Cambridge University (UK) and at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Vanderbilt University (USA).
Resercher on commercial projects
He graduated in Materials Physics at the University of Pisa in 2012 and completed the PhD course in Physics at the Scuola Normale Superiore in 2017, where he gained hands-on experience with CVD graphene and other semiconductor materials. His activity focuses on the production and deposition of 2D-crystal-based functional inks for commercial projects.
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Graphene Flagship’s Head of Innovation. Founder and CEO of several start-up companies, worked as director at Nokia Ventures Organisation and Nokia Research Centre.
He is one of the 9 members of the Graphene Flasghip Advisory Council. Dr. Colombo joined Texas Instruments (TI) in 1981, where he worked on a variety of materials research and development programs. It now manages external research and development activities.