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Bild 1: Tieftemperatur-Labor am 2. Physikalischen Institut. Mit den experimentellen Aufbauten lassen sich physikalische Eigenschaften von 2D-Materialien bei Temperaturen von 10 mK bis 50 K und Magnetfeldern bis zu 14 Tesla untersuchen. Foto: Peter Winandy

Max Lemme, Christoph Stampfer

Graphen und 2D-Materialien Ein neues Center erforscht vielseitig einsetzbare Materialien The Aachen Graphene & 2D Materials Center explores the unique properties of graphene, two-dimensional (2D) materials and 2D-heterostructures for different applications in the fields of electronics, sensors and photonics. The center brings together the complementary expertise and facilities of Aachen’s world leading research groups in the area of material science, analytics, device design, engineering and fabrication, and hence covers the entire value chain needed to bridge the gap from basic science to applications. 2D-mate52 |

rials have the potential to revolutionize electronics, optoelectronics, and sensor technology for current topics such as high-bandwidth communication (5G), the Internet of Things (IoT), intelligent sensor networks for cities and regions (Smart Cities), autonomous driving, or personalized health care. The center is looking ahead to many more fruitful years, not least because in October 2013, the European Union launched the ‚Graphene Flagship‘, a large research initiative that will last ten years and will be supported with up

to €1 billion in funding. In addition, substantial basic research is still required in the field, and is funded in the Center through the German Research Foundation (DFG), the European Research Council (ERC), and the EU Future Emerging Technologies (FET) program. Applied and application driven research is carried out in the center via funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).