Graphene: Material of the Future?

03/07/2013

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The current topic in the "Uni at City Hall" series is "Graphene – Material of the Future?" WDR journalist Bettina Staubitz will moderate the evening. Discussion participants include RWTH professors Dr. Christoph Stampfer and Dr. Markus Morgenstern from the Chair of Experimental Physics and Dr. Daniel Neumaier from AMO, Gesellschaft für angewandte Mikro- und Optoelektronik mbH, in Aachen.

 

Graphene, the two-dimensional form of carbon first discovered in 2004, has developed extremely quickly and is considered one of the most promising materials for future IT applications. This is due to the material's special properties. Graphene is as hard as a diamond but can be stretched like rubber. It conducts heat better than copper, and electrical energy better than silicon, and is practically transparent, since it is only as thick as one atom. It is hardly chemically vulnerable, impervious for almost all elements and is based on carbon, an easily accessible material. Since it can be chemically and physically produced in large amounts, this is just the beginning of its possible uses.

The event is on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 7:30pm in the Coronation Hall of Aachen City Hall, Markt. Admission is free of charge and registration is not required.