Cambridge Graphene Centre develops scalable method for producing conductive graphene ink
A new method for the production of high quality, water-based high-concentration graphene inks has been developed at the Cambridge Graphene Centre at the University of Cambridge. The process, which results in a 100% conversion of the starting material into useful flakes for conductive inks. This avoids the need for additional centrifugation and significantly reduces the production time.
Overcoming the issues of scalability and reproducibility which often hold back the commercialisation of graphene based technologies is a considerable feat. The method is also suitable for producing inks which replace graphene with other layered materials with different electrical properties, which when printed in combination can be used to produce printed electronics with great cost efficiency.
Matthew Naylor works closely with Cambridge Enterprise and inventors from the Cambridge Graphene Centre and has been involved in the patent applications for this new technology.
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