Two awards of the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Conference have been awarded this year for graphene research. The annual printed electronics award winners were announced at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics event this week in Santa Clara, California – the World’s largest event on the topic. The awards recognize outstanding progress in the development and commercialization of printed electronics, an industry that produces a huge amount of technical innovation which will be used in many products, and is now being widely adopted.
The “Best Technical Development Materials Award” went to Incubation Alliance Inc and Scrum Inc, for using a proprietary high-speed CVD process to successfully mass-synthesize graphene without the use of substrates, catalysts, or stripping. The graphene in this case takes on the form of a “graphene flower”, a mass of graphene that has been grown into the shape of flowers. Many flowers together form a unified mass of graphene. The graphene flower dispersion is applied by spraying onto a material.
The second award for graphene research was given to Georgia Tech’s Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics. The Center was awarded the “Academic R&D Award”.
Source: Nanotechnology Now