Graphene is being extensively investigated by industry as a potential new material for electronics. For graphene to be adopted as an electronic industrial product, accurate and reproducible characterization methods adapted to the 2D nature of graphene are crucial. But such electrical characterization methods for graphene are presently underdeveloped; and guidelines for the proper implementation of… Read More

The GRACE project, now at month 18 of its span, is making possible accurate and reproducible electrical characterisation methods suitable for graphene, both as test samples and in production lines. Key Control Characteristics (KCC) of CVD graphene samples from cm- to wafer-size samples have already been successfully measured and cross-validated by the partners. This year… Read More

Luca Callegaro represented GRACE at the EURAMET Technical Committee for Electricity and Magnetism meeting by presenting 2 posters: Graphene conductivity imaging with electrical resistance tomography Flicker noise measurements in graphene by correlation noise spectrometry The meeting was held at Cavtat-Dubrovnik (Croatia) in 27-28 September 2018 and attended by 40 people.… Read More

Graphene Week, one of the most influential graphene international conferences, was this year organised by NanoGune on 10-14 September. This conference is the main event of the Future & Emerging Technologies Graphene Flagship initiative of the European Commission and was focused on the science, technology and emerging applications of graphene. Among the 600 participants, GRACE… Read More

A mid-term meeting of the  16NRM01 GRACE project will be held  in Graphenea (San Sebastian, Spain). The meeting will involve presentations from the work packages leaders describing the progress to date, following by a scientific workshop and stakeholder committee discussions.  A visit to Graphenea’s premises will also take place. 16NRM01 GRACE mid-term meeting agenda 16NRM01… Read More

NPL – the National Physical Laboratory – has developed a unique system allows transport measurements under highly-controlled environments, enabling environmentally specific graphene characterisation. In summary, this system offers the following services: Magneto-transport measurements of patterned and un-patterned samples; Operation in ambient and vacuum (P≈10-7 mbar) conditions; Four gases dilution down to 5 ppb; Humidity ranges 0–90%; Heating… Read More

INRiM – Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica – is developing an experimental set-up for electrical resistance tomography (ERT). The system, placed in an electromagnetic shielded environment at constant temperature, performs series of four-terminal trans-resistance measurements in different contact configurations by means of a current source, a voltmeter and a reed-relay switch unit.… Read More

The members of the consortium will attend the following conferences: NPL: Epitaxial graphene sensor for ultra-low NO2 concentrations for environmental monitoring – poster presentation (Graphene Week 2018, September 2018, Spain); Mapping quasi-free-standing graphene on SiC wafer – poster presentation (Graphene 2018, June 2018, Germany). INRiM: Conductivity map of graphene samples via Electrical Resistance Tomography –… Read More

The GRACE consortium held its first official meeting on 31 January 2018. The following topics were discussed: Organisation of work on the GPGs (templates, terms and definitions, measurement principles calibration of instrument’s and typical results); Discussions regarding proposed stakeholder committee; Involvement in IEC/TC113 committee; Progress report for Month 9; Proposal for mid-term meeting during the… Read More

The Grace consortium held its official kick-off meeting on 12 January 2017. The project officially started on 1 July 2017 and will run until 1 July 2020. The consortium consists of Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRiM), Centro Español de Metrología (CEM), NPL Management Limited (NPL), Das-Nano SL, Graphenea, ISC International Standards Consulting GmbH &… Read More