NanoKTN – Industrial Measurement and Characterisation of Nanocarbon and 2D Materials

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The NanoKTN is pleased to announce the programme for its Industrial Measurement and Characterisation of Nanocarbon and 2D Materials event, supported by  Newcastle University’s NEXUS XPS Facility.

Graphene and other 2D materials are set to revolutionise the electronics and structural materials worlds in the next 20 years. New devices and components need to be developed with great manufacturing repeatability often at the atomic scale to ensure commercial success. The event will address some of these issues and provide useful information on the best measurement practice currently available and an opportunity to network and meet with suppliers and integrators of 2D materials. There will also be practical instrument demonstrations and a tour of the NEXUS facilities at the University of Newcastle.

Dr James Johnstone, Theme Manager at the NanoKTN comments, “This year, through industry workshops, we have identified that process control and off-line metrology (measurement and characterisation) is urgently needed by UK industry to differentiate its products through quality benefits. UK organisations need to carefully specify and compare supplier materials, quantify film quality, refine manufacturing processes and evaluate the performance of products effectively for maximum benefit. Also, there are several key techniques for the characterisation of graphene and 2D materials on surfaces and in liquid dispersions. This event will look at these tools and ways to apply them which are useful for UK industry in a beneficial way.”

The event will be divided into four sessions: Production and Process Metrology including a keynote from Thomas Swan & Co Ltd. on ‘Production of Nano-carbons – Manufacturing & Characterisation Challenges’; Microscopy Techniques; Ion and Molecular Beam Analysis of Nanocarbons and 2D Materials; and Support Measures for Commercialisation of 2D Materials given by the National Physical Laboratory. Presentations will also be delivered by key academics and companies within these sessions including Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bruker Nano Surfaces Division, Kratos Analytical Ltd, DZP Technologies, and the Universities of Huddersfield and Newcastle.

The event will be complemented by an exhibition featuring Meritics, Malvern Instruments and Kratos, and a tour of Newcastle University’s NEXUS XPS Facility.

For further information about the event please click here.

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