Graphene & 2D materials
Graphene and new 2D materials, except for being ultimately thin (graphene is only one atomic layer), are attracting the attention of researchers in the last 10 years due to their fascinating electronic, optical and mechanical properties, which promise a broad range of possible applications. It is therefore not surprising that in the period 2013-2023 the EU finances research of these materials through the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) flagship platform. Graphene and 2D materials have a great potential for optoelectronic applications, particularly in the context of photodetection, including ultrafast and ultrasensitive detection of a wide range of energies.
Graphene and related 2D structures form one of the four key research units of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials and Sensing Devices – CEMS, at the Institute of Ruđer Bošković (IRB) and the Institute of Physics. The Center will unite the efforts and expertise of researchers and promote interdisciplinary research in the field of advanced materials and sensors through four research units: photonics and quantum optics, graphene and related 2D structures, new functional materials and physics and technology of ion beams.