Scientists makes graphene breakthrough

Posted Apr 16, 2014 by Tim Sandle
Researchers have made a key development in relation to the commercialization of grapheme. Graphene is a unique material ideally suited for electronic devices.
Graphene is a single-layer mesh of carbon atoms. Graphene is considered the new "wonder material," due its durability and lightness. Graphene can be described as a one-atom thick layer of graphite. Graphene is apparently the perfect material for a new generation of flexible displays, wearables, and other electronic devices. Graphene presents great potential for both the electronics and medical sectors.
A research team has uncovered a new method of growing large area, single crystal wafer scale graphene. The new method synthesizes large-area graphene into a single crystal on a semiconductor, maintaining its electric and mechanical properties. The new method repeatedly synthesizes single crystal graphene on the current semiconductor wafer scale.
The research into graphene was carried out by the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), in partnership with Sungkyunkwan University. The research results have been published in Science Magazine and ScienceExpress. The paper is titled “Wafer-Scale Growth of Single-Crystal Monolayer Graphene on Reusable Hydrogen-Terminated Germanium.”
The research was funded by Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), under the Project to Nurture Leading Creative Researching Experts Program.