Stories about Graphene
FET People: Matteo Mascagni
"FET is like a smart child"
“Microscopic Lego” for scientists to develop materials of tomorrow
Atom-scale building blocks that have been compared to microscopic Lego are allowing researchers to play with the properties of common materials, and the possibilities are so great that it could keep scientists busy for the next 50 years
Research projects about Graphene
The Graphene Flagship Project is one of the EU main research lines. It aims at unveiling and exploiting the properties of graphene, a material consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms. Currently, graphene is the lightest and thinnest material known to humankind. For its unique characteristics and the potential to disclose new, exciting horizons in the field of materials science, graphene was labelled “the wonder material”.
The goal of the ARTIMATTER project is to create new materials by exploiting the properties of graphene. The idea is to stack graphene on top of comparably thin layers of different atoms. Such combinations of grapheme with other atom-scale layers of matter will modify the properties of the latters, giving birth to new types of materials. This investigation line is expected to significantly innovate materials science.