LONDON – Graphensic AB has been formed by researchers Professor Rositza Yakimova, Mikael Syvajarvi and Tihomir Iakimov as a spin-off from the Linkoping University, to commercialize the formation of graphene on hexagonal silicon carbide.
Graphene is a single-layer allotrope of carbon with hexagonally-bonded atoms that has exceptional performance parameters for electronics applications.
Graphensic's technology uses a high temperature process to produce epitaxial graphene on SiC. Graphensic (Linkoping, Sweden) is developing bilayer graphene on silicon carbide, graphene on carbon face and graphene on cubic silicon carbide products.
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