This edition of the Future Tech Alert covers graphene-based sensors. Graphene is a two-dimensional (2D) atomic-scale honeycomb lattice composed of carbon atoms and has potential for creating enhanced sensors. It is extensively being investigated as one of the most promising material for vivid applications due to its unique and beneficial properties, such as a 2D planar structure, large surface area, chemical and mechanical stability, outstanding conductivity, and biocompatibility. This Alert captures innovations in graphene-based sensors, drivers, and challenges, innovation ecosystem, and application overview.
The Future Tech Alerts capture emerging innovations in research and development, or profile existing technologies which have seen a resurgence in terms of new markets and applications. They usually provide a technology overview, drivers, challenges, research and development, analyst insights and key patent information. In some cases, technology convergence scenarios and future growth opportunities are outlined. Future Tech TOEs cover innovations and technologies in a variety of industry spaces including manufacturing, sensors, electronics, information and communications technologies, networks, lighting technologies, healthcare, medical devices, materials and coatings, and developments in the energy sector that contribute toward a sustainable and greener world.
The Sensors and Control cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones.
Keywords: graphene, graphene sensor, graphene biosensor, thermal imaging, GFET