Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic announce strategic partnership
Cambridge University’s Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic Ltd, UK, recently announced the signing of a formal collaboration agreement, marking Plastic Logic joining the Centre to start work on a specific research programme, aimed ultimately at revolutionising the commercial exploitation of graphene in flexible plastic electronics.
In the course of the partnership Plastic Logic has donated large scale deposition equipment to the Centre to support the acceleration of manufacturing scale-up of developments on graphene. The research programme will initially have three main project activities:
- To develop graphene as a transparent, highly conductive layer for plastic backplanes, used to drive unbreakable Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) and flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED)
- To develop novel transistor structures with graphene-like materials as the active layer, delivering a step change over the device performance currently possible on plastic, while retaining the ultimate flexibility of the devices.
- Leverage Plastic Logic’s expertise in the industrialisation and volume manufacture of electronics on plastic, exploiting the commercialisation of graphene for flexible electronics.