What is graphene?

Graphene is a one atom thick layer of carbon. These flat sheets weigh 0.001% compared to paper of the same size and have extraordinary properties. They conduct electricity and heat better than most metals whilst being strong and flexible at the same time. Graphene is compatible with existing materials, from plastics to ceramics and metals. Hybrids display the best of both and are therefore able to revolutionise industries from automotive to aerospace, power supply to construction and healthcare to the design of everyday electronics. Application areas are literally limitless.

Graphene will reshape the manufacturing processes and the performance of thousands of consumer goods. Everyday objects will be more connected, interactive and resilient as a result of this revolutionary material. Highly controlled material is the cornerstone of any real graphene breakthrough.


How is it used?

The advanced properties of graphene can be harnessed for a broad range industries, ranging from automotive, aerospace, power supply, electronics, construction etc.. Specific application areas include:

 

  • Lightweight composites for body structures
  • Thermal management and fast de-icing devices
  • Self-diagnosis composites
  • EMI shielding and lightning strike protections
  • Lubricants with enhanced anti-wear properties
  • Embedded electronic circuits and antennas
  • Improved coatings for corrosion resistance
  • Electronics
  • Heat dissipation devices
  • EMI shielding coatings
  • Transparent, flexible and conductive thin films
  • Energy harvesting devices

What makes our graphene unique?

FGV Cambridge Nanosystems uses a novel and proprietary production method based on microwave plasma. The graphene produced has no additive, surfactants, catalyst or metal impurities. Up until now, nobody has been able to produce enough ultra-high-quality graphene that is defect-free and impurity-free. Our innovative production method enables the commercial scale production of these multi-functional, high-performance materials for the very first time. Our production plant based in Cambridge UK currently has a production capacity at 5 tonnes per year.

Our graphene is very thin and slightly crumpled, ensuring performance and avoiding stacking at the same time. Thus, our graphene is an extremely good nanofiller suitable for electronic inks, polymer, metal composites and coatings. The material’s morphology is also precisely controlled, with single-layer structures and no oxidation level, to ensure the best performance in the final application. We offer our graphene in two forms: powder and dispersion.