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SmartGraphene SIGNED

Graphene based smart surfaces: from visible to microwave

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Project "SmartGraphene" data sheet

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Organization address
address: OXFORD ROAD
postcode: M13 9PL

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 1˙995˙625 €
 EC max contribution 1˙995˙625 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-05-01   to  2021-04-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER UK (MANCHESTER) coordinator 1˙355˙044.00


 Project objective

The aim of this proposal is to develop adaptive camouflage systems using graphene-enabled smart surfaces. We propose a new class of active surfaces capable of real-time electrical-control of its appearance in a very broad spectrum ranging from visible to microwave covering 6 orders of magnitude in wavelength. The proposed method relies on controlling electromagnetic waves by tuning density of high-mobility charges on single or multilayers of atomically thin graphene electrodes. We will realize this goal by efficient gating of large-area graphene using ionic liquids which yields unprecedented ability to control intensity and phase of the reflected and transmitted electromagnetic waves from the surface. Based on underlying physical mechanisms and applications, the proposed research plan is structured in 3 main directions; (1) Active surfaces in microwave and THz, (2) Active thermal surfaces, and (3) Active surfaces in the visible.

The core idea of the proposal is based on a mutually-gated capacitor structure consisting of ionic liquid electrolyte sandwiched between two large area graphene. The voltage applied between the electrodes polarizes the ionic liquid and accumulates high-density of charges. Combining large scale chemical synthesis of graphene, novel device architectures and ionic liquid electrolyte we will develop new tools to understand and control light-matter interaction in a very broad spectrum. Then we will use these tools to fabricate new camouflage and display technologies on flexible polymers and paper substrates which cannot be realized by conventional semiconducting materials. We will challenge specific applications, such as THz compressive imaging, reconfigurable thermal shields, and electronic paper display.

At the basic science level, this project revisits and challenges our basic understanding of light-matter interaction, in parallel, the proposed graphene-based smart surfaces will serve as a tool for developing new enabling technologies.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Nurbek Kakenov, Osman Balci, Omer Salihoglu, Seung Hyun Hur, Sinan Balci, Coskun Kocabas
Weighing graphene with QCM to monitor interfacial mass changes
published pages: 53105, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI: 10.1063/1.4960299
Applied Physics Letters 109/5 2019-06-18
2017 Ferda Canbaz, Nurbek Kakenov, Coskun Kocabas, Umıt Demırbas, Alphan Sennaroglu
Generation of sub-20-fs pulses from a graphene mode-locked laser
published pages: 2834, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/OE.25.002834
Optics Express 25/3 2019-06-18
2017 Merve T. Camci, Burak Ulgut, Coskun Kocabas, Sefik Suzer
In-Situ XPS Monitoring and Characterization of Electrochemically Prepared Au Nanoparticles in an Ionic Liquid
published pages: 478-486, ISSN: 2470-1343, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.6b00456
ACS Omega 2/2 2019-06-18
2016 Nurbek Kakenov, Osman Balci, Taylan Takan, Vedat Ali Ozkan, Hakan Altan, Coskun Kocabas
Observation of Gate-Tunable Coherent Perfect Absorption of Terahertz Radiation in Graphene
published pages: 1531-1535, ISSN: 2330-4022, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00240
ACS Photonics 3/9 2019-06-18
2018 Osman Balci, Nurbek Kakenov, Ertugrul Karademir, Sinan Balci, Semih Cakmakyapan, Emre O. Polat, Humeyra Caglayan, Ekmel Özbay, Coskun Kocabas
Electrically switchable metadevices via graphene
published pages: eaao1749, ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao1749
Science Advances 4/1 2019-06-18
2016 Omer Salihoglu, Nurbek Kakenov, Osman Balci, Sinan Balci, Coskun Kocabas
Graphene as a Reversible and Spectrally Selective Fluorescence Quencher
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/srep33911
Scientific Reports 6/1 2019-06-18
2016 Emre O. Polat, Hasan Burkay Uzlu, Osman Balci, Nurbek Kakenov, Evgeniya Kovalska, Coskun Kocabas
Graphene-Enabled Optoelectronics on Paper
published pages: 964-971, ISSN: 2330-4022, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00017
ACS Photonics 3/6 2019-06-18
2018 N Kakenov, M S Ergoktas, O Balci, C Kocabas
Graphene based terahertz phase modulators
published pages: 35018, ISSN: 2053-1583, DOI: 10.1088/2053-1583/aabfaa
2D Materials 5/3 2019-02-11
2018 Omer Salihoglu, Hasan Burkay Uzlu, Ozan Yakar, Shahnaz Aas, Osman Balci, Nurbek Kakenov, Sinan Balci, Selim Olcum, Sefik Süzer, Coskun Kocabas
Graphene-Based Adaptive Thermal Camouflage
published pages: 4541-4548, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b01746
Nano Letters 18/7 2019-02-11
2018 Evgeniya Kovalska, Ihor Pavlov, Petro Deminskyi, Anna Baldycheva, F. Ömer Ilday, Coskun Kocabas
NLL-Assisted Multilayer Graphene Patterning
published pages: 1546-1554, ISSN: 2470-1343, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.7b01853
ACS Omega 3/2 2019-02-07

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