Energy Storage

 

Graphene has clear potential as an enabler of groundbreaking advances in energy storage. Its application presents real opportunity to drive advances in improving efficiency, conductivity, and energy density, as well as preventing corrosion.

Interest is high in battery architectures that are currently under development and novel chemistries as these approaches directly address the holy grail of the battery world – faster charging, higher energy density, and longer life.

Potential Applications

Other areas where graphene’s impermeability, transparency, chemical stability, and conductivity can be utilized to drive energy storage innovation include:

  • Lithium ion batteries
  • Supercapacitors
  • Other static storage for wind, solar and hydroelectric energy production

– Energy Storage Research –

Built for Scale

Through extensive analysis and tests, we are able to provide precisely engineered multi-layer graphene samples within 5-50 layers range that meets unique requirements for various applications. General Graphene has developed a unique, highly scalable method to apply graphene layers on to customer substrates and provide competitive advantage by reaching unmatched performance goals.

Electronics

 

Graphene is a transformative material in the electronics industry, with extraordinary conductivity, flexibility, and barrier properties that drive efficiency, superior performance, cost reduction, and innovation.

Potential Applications

Graphene’s extreme thinness, incredible strength, and optical transparency position the material as an enabler of innovation across the electronics industry including:

  • Transparent conductors
  • Field effect transistors
  • Wiring and circuitry
  • Solar panels
  • Touch screens
  • Flexible wearables
  • OLED encapsulation
  • High speed optoelectronics

– Electronics Research –

Reducing reliance on gold for anti-corrosion

Adding a graphene bridge to a traditional Field Effect Transistors (FET’s) produces a Graphene Field Effect Transistors (GFET’s), which provides a new platform for new types of bio and chemical sensors, photosensors, thermal and magnetic sensors.

Life Sciences

 

Graphene is ultrathin, atomically smooth, has a high surface area, is flexible, highly conductive, chemically inert, impermeable, and biocompatible. This unique combination of enabling properties makes graphene an important candidate to improve the performance of a device, add new capabilities, and minimize the incidence and magnitude of undesirable biofilm production.

Potential Applications

Graphene’s unique properties of thinness, flexibility, conductivity, and biocompatibility make it an ideal material for use as a driver of advancement and innovation in the life sciences sector.

Examples of sectors in which graphene can empower improvements in performance and efficiency include:

  • Implant technology, including pacemakers, stents, ports and catheters
  • Biosensors
  • Prostheses
  • Tissue engineering
  • Stem cell growth
  • Wound monitoring and healing
  • 96 well plates

– Life Sciences Research –

Into the Human Body

Graphene coated onto catheters and implants enhances bio compatibility, can reduce biofilms and associated infections, and act as a sensor, improving procedures, saving medical costs, and people’s lives.

Barrier Films

 

The transparency, flexibility, and impermeability of graphene makes it a potentially transformative material in sectors where products need to be protected from environmental factors.

Potential Applications

Graphene is virtually weightless, thin, flexible, chemically inert, and most importantly, impermeable (especially multilayer graphene films) which makes it perfect a candidate for protection from oxygen, moisture, and other aggressive media.

With barrier films being an essential element of nearly every technological sector, there are a wide range of areas in which graphene can play a critical advancement role. These include:

  • Food and pharmaceutical packaging
  • OLEDs
  • Metal anti-corrosion coatings
  • Oxygen barriers
  • Moisture barriers

– Barrier Films Research –

Across Industries

Graphene enhances mechanical properties including strength and stiffness which makes it a perfect candidate for novel composite materials. Graphene adds important gas and moisture barrier properties, brings electrical and thermal conductivity, strain, and failure monitoring capability to structures.

Filtration

 

This ultra thin, high flux, molecular selective, chemically stable, mechanically strong, and flexible material, makes graphene an ideal separation and filtration membrane.

Potential Applications

The chemical and mechanical stability of graphene makes it an ideal candidate for innovative approaches to filtration and separation, driving productivity and effectiveness.

Example areas where graphene has the power to enable improved outcomes in this space include:

  • Desalination
  • Water filtration
  • Oil and gas separation
  • Kidney dialysis
  • Distillation
  • Deuterium production

– Filtration Research –

Desalination and Graphene

CVD Graphene membranes can be engineered to separate and filter various species with remarkable precision and efficiency, particularly where current state of the art solutions are costly or considered harmful for environments.

Questions, Answered.

Graphene is an exciting material adding new capabilities to products that were once in the realm of science fiction. However, graphene science is relatively new and it can be unclear where the line is between empirically-based facts and all exciting opportunities.

Our team of world-class scientists work daily to find (and push) that line forward, and we’re making that team available to you.

Do you have a question about the power and possibilities of Graphene? We invite you to reach out and ask.