ERC Advanced Grant

Bild: Boris Mijat

Award year: 2008

Category: Scholarship / Grant

Type: ERC Advanced Grant

Awarding organization: Europäischer Forschungsrat (ERC)

Andreas Hirsch investigates graphene, a nanomaterial made of a single layer of atoms. The atoms form an ultra-thin layer where the atoms are joined in a honeycomb structure. Graphene is therefore a two-dimensional crystal. Andreas Hirsch hopes to supplement the current methods of generation with a scalable chemical process. In addition, he is investigating the modification and derivatisation of the material produced. Producing soluble graphene is a key step in manufacturing transparent and conductive polymers or printable electronics.