TECHNOLOGY:  

Printable Electronic Inks Based on Graphene and Related 2D Nanomaterials

AFFILIATION:   Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Track: Advanced Materials
Area: Electronic & Photonic Materials
Tech Readiness: TRL 5

Tech Brief: Our team has developed a series of printable electronic inks based on graphene and related two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials that can be produced in volume and enable a broad set of applications in wearable electronics, sensors, displays, and energy systems.

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Advances in electronics have historically been catalyzed by the introduction of new materials. One important example is the emergence of printed electronics, made possible by the development of electronic inks that can be applied to a variety of substrates. Electronic inks are poised to impact a diverse set of markets including wearable electronics, sensors, displays, and energy systems. Increasingly, national defense relies on cutting edge sensors and electronics that can withstand harsh environmental conditions, and our conductive graphene inks enable printed electronics with much higher stability than competing materials.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Org Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Website: http://www.hersam-group.northwestern.edu/