News from GOSPEL

In their new paper in Nanoscale (the underlined should contain the hyperlink to scientists from the EuroGRAPHENE GOSPEL project demonstrate new insights into the exfoliation mechanism of graphene with organic dyes: effect of charge, dipole and molecular structure. This paper is highlighted in the Royal Society of Chemistry blog [include hyperlink

Graphene Workshop - from fundamental properties to applications

This workshop will take place in Ajdovscina, Slovenia, 8-11 April 2013.



- The aim of the workshop is to attract young researchers to the field of graphene and to presents recent advances achieved within EUROGRAPHENE Collaborative Research Projects.

- The workshop will bring together theoreticians, engineers and experimentalists working on different aspects of electronic and structural properties of graphene and its applications.

- In addition to lectures, the workshop programme will include “hands-on”

sessions, where participants will have the opportunity to practice on real experiments.



 For registering to the workshop, please send a message to the following e-mail address: graphene[at] The message should contain the name of the participant, contact details and accomodation preferences. Please check Accomodation and Travel for more details.

For futher information please visit the website here


Workshop on nanostructured graphene

A workshop on Nanostructured graphene will take place in Antwerpen, 21-24 May 2013.

Further information are available here

Graphene Flagship

Graphene appointed an EU Future Emerging Technology flagship. The European Commission has chosen Graphene as one of Europe’s first 10-year, 1,000 million euro FET flagships. The mission of Graphene is to take graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to society, revolutionize multiple industries and create economic growth and new jobs in Europe. Further information can be obtained here

News from GOSPEL

Vincenzo Palermo (PI of GOSPEL) received an award from the federation of european material societies. Further information can be obtained here

He will receive support to disseminate the results (including GOSPEL results) at different conferences, starting with an invited lecture: click here for more information about the conference.


An Open Joint Workshop of the EPIGRAT and Graphic-RF Collaborative Research Projects took place in Catania, Italy, 4-7 December 2012

Further information can be found here

The book of abstracts is available here

News from GOSPEL

Vincenzo Palermo of CNR, Bologna, PI of GOSPEL, presented an invited talk at the event: Promoting Sino-European Cooperation on Graphene Applications, Beijing, 27-28 September 2012.

The title of the talk is: Not a molecule, not a polymer, not a substrate... The many faces of Graphene as chemical platform.

The event was organised by the Delegation of the European Union to China, EURAXESS Links China and the Centre for Nanotechnology of Peking University.

This event featured presentations of the Chinese and European research landscape, presentations and Q&A session about funding opportunities for international research collaborations on graphene growth and its application to high tech sectors such as ICT, introductions to ongoing research activities by Chinese and European key-researchers and discussions about possible collaborations and synergies. Further information can be obtained here

Highlights from Graphic-RF

The GRAPHIC-RF Collaborative Research Project reports on recent progress in the epitaxial growth of graphene on 4H-SiC off-axis substrates (Nanoscale Research Letters 6, 269, 2011) showing that strain effects at the interface between the substrate and the graphene layer induce a formation of 1-2 nm high wrinkles. The groups involved in the project have also studied the electronic properties such as the electron mean free path in graphene-based samples prepared by different techniques and on various substrates (4H-SiC (0001) and SiO2) relevant for electronics applications (Applied Physics Letters, 97, 132101, 2010). The observed effects are attributed to charge screening and inhomogeneities at interfaces (Physica E, 2011). The same technique was used to investigate the lateral homogeneity of the electron mean free path both in pristine and ion-irradiated graphene. In the first case, the electron mean free path is mainly limited by charged impurities, whereas after irradiation an important role is played by lattice vacancies. Theoretical investigations focused on the quantum transport properties in graphene-based electronic devices (Applied Phyisics Letters 98, 023113, 2011 and Nanoscale Research Letters 6, 234, 2011) using methods based on combined ab initio/semi-empirical approaches. These studies allowed to accurately describe the electronic properties of epitaxial graphene systems in the presence of local or extended perturbations of their electronic symmetry like defects, metallic contacts and interfaces with the substrate.

EuroGRAPHENE supports summer school and workshop in Erice

A Summer School and Workshop entitled 'Quantum phenomena in Graphene, other low-dimensional materials, and optical lattices' took place in Erice (Sicily), Italy from 26th  July - 7th August 2011.

For more details and the programme see the event's website.


The event "GRAPHITA: A Multidisciplinary and Intersectorial European Workshop on Synthesis, Characterization and Technological Exploitation of Graphene" was held in L'Aquila, Italy, from 15th -18th May 2011 read more 

GRAPHENE Week 2011

"Fundamental Science of Graphene and Applications of Graphene-Based Devices"

Graphene Week 2011 - the third conference in a successful series held in consecutive years, took place in Obergurgl, Austria, on 24-29 April. The event provided the opportunity for European Researchers to follow and discuss the most recent developments with colleagues working in the field worldwide, as well as the possibilty for interesting exchanges between theorists and experimentalists on topics of common interest. It was attended by around 120 participants from Europe, the US and Asia, and chaired by Professors Vladimir Falko and Andre Geim (Nobel Prize Laureate)  Read more...

Foto: Roland Mühlanger

2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for graphene research

Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov from University of Manchester (UK) win the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for their "goundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene".