Graphene is an advanced material with excellent properties related to conductivity, toughness, flexibility and transparency. Yet several factors hinder graphene’s market entry including material costs, materials purity and process scalability. Graphene films grown from electrically activated coal bypasses market entry issues and enhances national security by local resource usage.
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Prototype
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Value Proposition: Graphene’s properties are well known and could potentially be used in both stand-alone technologies e.g. electronics and display applications as well as in composites for mechanical reinforcement and improved conductivity. Coal-Derived Graphene as a technology is a promising approach for significant cost reduction through a combination of cheap raw material and substrate use optimization. In addition, Coal-Derived Graphene yields high quality graphene film with high transparency, minimal defects and high electronic conductivity based on in-house measurements. Samples are available for testing by potential industrial partners.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 44M / 44T
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