TIME FRAME: 17-07- 2014 TO 16-07- 2015
During this first WP GrapheneTech has begun with the development of the activities and tasks according to the initial project planning. Special efforts related to the scale of graphene have been made to increase production to levels that can provide graphene in quantity/quality and price, evaluating various process parameters as well as an experimental device designed production implemented by the company.
Thus, we analyzed the properties of graphene obtaining specific areas up to 600m 2 /g. The characterization of graphene has been partially carried out by ITENE. We have also advanced in the study of graphene dispersions for further integration into the ink formulation, for which we have the support of our partner Chimigraf. Different graphene dispersions in different solvents obtained by two methods have been evaluated, observing the stability of the dispersions from hours to several days of testing.
To evaluate the applications of graphene in the field of inks, during this first milestone of the project, we have selected two formulations, which will be characterized, evaluated and optimized for functionalization.
Finally, during this one-year project, we have started the study of the graphene Eco toxicity, which has begun with the literature review and the evaluation of the effect on two species. This activity is being carried out in collaboration with ITENE as the research organization.