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Monday, 28 May 2018

ICN2 graphene research highlighted in Nature Electronics

A recent work led by the ICN2 is featured in this prestigious magazine for its significance in the field of electronics. The groundbreaking production of an atomically precise nanoporous graphene complete with energy bandgap is the result of a collaboration between the ICN2, CiQUS and DIPC.

Nature Electronics recently highlighted a result published last month in Science. With the title "Precise pores give graphene a bandgap", the article underlines how the synthesis of a graphene nanostructure so precise that an energy bandgap is induced is fundamental to this material being usefully deployed in electronic devices. And this, of course, is what the team led from the ICN2 achieved in their work "Bottom-up synthesis of multifunctional nanoporous graphene". 

Represented by Dr César Moreno (lead author) and ICREA Prof. Aitor Mugarza of the ICN2, Prof. Diego Peña of the CiQUS research centre at the University of Santiago de Compostela, and Prof. Aran Garcia-Lekue of the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), the work was promoted in a Barcelona press conference last month and has since received considerable national and international attention.

Read the Nature Electronics review focusing on the energy bandgap induced, or see our press release outlining the additional potential applications of the patented nanoporous graphene in filtration and sensing systems