Project info

FP7 NMP.2013.4.0-1 Graphene production technologies

Project ID: 60400

“Graphene Layers: Production, Characterization and Integration”

Duration (months): 42


(Completed project)

Participation of OET

Project’s Budget: 12.398.941€

Project Coordinator: Fraunhofer COMEDD Leader

GLADIATOR (Graphene Layers: Production, Characterization and Integration) was an FP7 EU-funded Project, which will enable the scalable production of cheaper, higher quality and large area graphene sheets. GLADIATOR directly targets the global market for transparent electrodes and was driven by the vision of developing an approach to the production of high quality graphene (transmittance ≤ 90%, sheet resistance ≥ 10 Ohm/sq.) both on a large scale and at a low cost compared to the price of Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) can be matched by graphene. The new production technologies will be demonstrated by making UV Organic Photodiodes (possibly for fire sensors application) and large area flexible OLEDs. One of the main activities of the GLADIATOR Project was the optimization of the CVD graphene production using new and process control instrumentation based on Raman Spectroscopy and Spectroscopic Ellipsometry.

OET’s role within Gladiator project as an SME company was to provide monitoring process technology and integration solutions, qualification, evaluation and standardization services for CVD graphene growth, process parameters modifications, enhancements and improvements to a special customized CVD system with novel integration of in situ monitoring tools and instructions for robust graphene quality control. Also, OET made the evaluation of the Graphene Preparation Process onto various substrates and the Process Parameters for upscaling and the design and development of the electronic board that used for a UV-smoke detection system based on the Organic Photodiode made from FEP with Graphene electrode and tested and evaluated the system’s performance under fire.

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