NIRGRAPH was awarded the BIST Ignite Grant in March, 2017. The news release can be found here.
NIRGRAPH intends to apply a new manufacturing technique that would reduce the size of graphene nanostructures up to 1-2 nanometers – current techniques do not allow lowering beyond 5 nm – and their assembly at the atomic scale, thus facilitating their use in optoelectronic devices (with applications, for example, in the field of telecommunications).
Multidisciplinarity within NIRGRAPH
Multidisciplinarity is inherent in this project through the collaboration of different research centres, specifically a theoretical research group as well as two experimental groups. The communication between the groups will be crucial for the design of graphene nanoribbons with optimal optical response and the optical characterization, as well as optical transmission experiments. A kick off meeting where each group introduces their scientific approach and techniques in relation to the project will serve to establish a solid multidisciplinary framework.
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