Researchers solve complex 3D printing challenge, incorporating graphene

Written by Georgi Makin

3D printing graphene
CREDIT: University of Nottingham

A team of researchers from the University of Nottingham (UK) has been successful in devising a novel method for 3D printing graphene, a ‘super material’, potentially paving the way towards advanced methods for manufacturing functional optoelectronic devices, including wearable devices. The process, outlined in Advanced Functional Materials, demonstrated how it is possible to jet inks with flakes of 2D materials, like graphene, in layers to build customized structures. The team further described how they employed quantum mechanical modelling to measure the movement of electrons through the layers, further exploring the opportunities for devices in the future. “By linking together fundamental...

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