Researchers from Aachen have succeeded in winning funding for two projects in FLAG-ERA’s “Graphene – Fundamental Research and Innovation” funding line. The trans-national European funding network has approved the project proposals 2D-NEMS and TATTOOS. As a result, the University will receive 680,000 euros for its research activities over the next three years.
RWTH professors Max Lemme and Christoph Stampfer are working on the 2D-NEMS project together with colleagues from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and the company Graphenea Semiconductor in Spain. The goal of the project is to explore the potential of heterostructures formed by graphene and other two-dimensional materials for realizing ultra-small and ultra-sensitive sensors, such as accelerometers.
“We want to understand which combination of 2D materials works better for a particular type of sensor and why. Above all, we want to realize prototypes that can be of real interest for industry,” says Lemme, holder of the Chair of Electronic Devices ELD at RWTH Aachen University.
Source: “RWTH to receive funding for two graphene projects”, RWTH Aachen University