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February 23, 2018

Graphene at ICFO News 2018-02-23 22:00:00

In the years to come, the largest growth of interconnections ever reported should be expected with a significant increase of bandwidth demand. To sustain this evolutionary path, graphene based technology can bring a new historical perspective for low cost and energy efficient…
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February 16, 2018

ERC Funding to create a semi-transparent eye-tracking system

The European Research Council, in its efforts to help ERC grant-holders to bridge the gap between their research and the earliest stage of a marketable innovation, created the Proof of Concept (PoC) funding scheme for researchers who have already been awarded an…
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February 15, 2018

Ultra-sensitive Optomechanical Device at room temperature

Optomechanics investigates the interactions between light and matter with the use of mechanical resonators. Optomechanics can be used as an extremely sensitive instrument for the study of new physical phenomena at the nanoscale (e.g. spin physics, quantum electron transport, surface science, and…
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November 27, 2017

Fast flowing heat in graphene heterostructures

Nanoscale heat flow plays a crucial role in many modern electronic and optoelectronic applications, such as thermal management, photodetection, thermoelectrics and data communication. Two-dimensional layered materials are beginning to confirm their groundbreaking role in many of these applications. Perhaps even more promising…
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November 15, 2017

Plasmons in a quantum tunnelling transistor

The ultimate limit in controlling light and electrons at the nanoscale is the atomic scale. So far, the smallest device that can control electrons at that scale is the quantum tunnelling transistor, of a few atoms big, where quantum mechanics dictates the…
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November 6, 2017

Graphene Superlattices for Plasmonic Topological Orders

Topologically protected photonic states exhibit remarkable robustness against disorder and backscattering, which make them extremely useful for the realization of defect-immune photonic devices. These states have been explored in conventional metamaterials and photonic crystals involving sophisticated structural designs, which greatly complicate their…
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October 24, 2017

Announcement Light for Graphene Seminars 2017 – 2018

We are happy to publish the program for L4G Seminar Series 2017 - 2018 which includes well known experts of Graphene and 2D materials from academia and companies working in the field. The L4G Seminars is a series of monthly talks by…
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October 2, 2017

2D material photodetectors get even more sensitive

Substantial progress in photonic devices based on 2D materials, due to their exceptional electronic and optical properties, has been achieved, converting them into a potential material for optoelectronic applications that range from laser applications to the next generation of photodetectors or flexibles…
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October 2, 2017

2D material photodetectors get even more sensitive

Substantial progress in photonic devices based on 2D materials, due to their exceptional electronic and optical properties, has been achieved, converting them into a potential material for optoelectronic applications that range from laser applications to the next generation of photodetectors or flexibles…
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