Scientists at The University of Manchester have ‘re-discovered’ a material, which could make the construction of 2D van der Waals heterostructures easier to build.
Graphene Week 2015 is hosted by The University of Manchester, 22-26 June 2015.
The conference is the key international event of the European Commission’s biggest ever research initiative, The Graphene Flagship.
Hundreds of academics from across the world gathered in Manchester, the home of graphene, to focus on the fundamental science and technology of graphene and graphene-based applications.
The 2015 conference was Graphene Week's ninth outing having previously been held at cities across Europe and once in the USA. The conference was commissioned by the Graphene Flagship, with support from The University of Manchester, the National Graphene Institute (NGI), and the City of Manchester.
The scientific programme of Graphene Week 2015 addressed the following areas:
- Fundamental physics of graphene and related 2D materials
- Chemistry and biology studies of graphene
- Applications of graphene and related 2D materials in electronics, photonics, spintronics, and sensors
- Applications of graphene in energy, including photovoltaics, energy storage, fuel cells and hydrogen storage
- Graphene-based nanocomposites: recent scientific studies and applications
- Graphene-related health and environment research
- Overview of graphene in biomedical applications
- Large scale graphene production