(April 10, 2015) Chemists from Europe’s Graphene Flagship review the potential for graphene-organic composite materials in electronics. The researchers show how organic semiconductors can be used to better process graphene, and to tune its properties for particular applications.
The best known of all two-dimensional materials, graphene has properties that make it attractive for a whole range of mechanical, optical and electronics applications. Graphene is a challenge to produce on an industrial scale, however, and it can be difficult to tune its properties to suit specific functions. In the hope of solving these two problems simultaneously, research interest is turning to the interaction of graphene with tailor-made organic semiconductors.