Poles have ideas for graphene-the material of the future

Poles have ideas for graphene-the material of the future

In terms of graphene research, Polish scientists have reason to be proud-they can produce graphene in record-breaking sizes in Europe and the United States and demonstrate its possible applications. But-they pointed out-to get Poland to participate in the graphene competition, a lot of work and financial expenditure are required.

As Tymoteusz Ciuk of the Warsaw Institute of Electronic Materials Technology said, graphene is carbon and exists only in its thinnest form-it is a single-atom thick structure, similar to a honeycomb structure, but “not honey, but carbon atoms “.

Dr. Włodzimierz Strupiński from ITME explained that Poles have developed a variety of technologies for producing graphene. “Regardless of scale or quantity, we are in a very narrow position on a global scale”-the researchers commented.

For example, Polish researchers managed to grow graphene on copper foil measuring half a meter and a half meter. Ciuk pointed out: “This is the largest format available in Europe and the United States.”

Dr. Strupiński emphasized that graphene is a new material-only discovered ten years ago. “It caused great emotions, because it may be used in many different products in the fields of electronics, medicine, and materials engineering.” -Researchers said. He added that this makes graphene a strategic material.

The scientist admitted that although Poland has made great achievements in the development of graphene, the development of this material in the world is extremely active. In order for Poland to maintain a high position in this game, this requires a lot of work and financial expenditure.

There are other ideas in Poland’s idea of ​​using graphene. Transparent glass, heated to 60-70 degrees. Scientists already have a prototype of this device, as Ciuk explained, “It also shows that graphene is transparent, can conduct electricity and emit heat.”

Polish researchers are also working on a magnetic field sensor that uses the unique characteristics of graphene. “This is a sensor that can be used, for example, Tymoteusz Ciuk explains: “Under very difficult conditions-measuring the flow of current at very high temperatures that ordinary sensors cannot reach”.

Last week, eight Polish institutions worked together to commercialize Polish graphene solutions. The Polish Graphene Initiative was created by innovators from Polish scientific institutions and private companies. These innovators include the Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (ITME), Łódź University of Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw University and the Physics Department of the University of Lodz. Nano carbon, advanced graphene products (AGP) and SECO/WARWICK.

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