Our technology

The technology we're developing will create real-world benefits, from helping develop more cost-efficient, environmentally-friendly personal electronic devices to creating a more efficient way to harness renewable energy.

Why graphene?

Graphene is a single layer of graphite; an array of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal honeycomb lattice. Graphene is expected to enable energy storage devices with several new features that do not exist in the current technology. Nanotech Energy is working on converting this dream into a reality.

1m

1 million times thinner than a human hair

200x

200 times stronger than steel

20%

Stretches up to 20 percent of its length

6x

6 times
lighter
than steel

2D

The world's
first 2D
material

1m

Carries electrons at 1 million metres per second

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How we make graphene

Nanotech Energy follows what is known to be a top-down method in producing our graphene. Graphene production starts with chemically oxidizing graphite particles, introducing oxygen (functional groups) in between the graphite layers, which are then exfoliated into water soluble graphite(graphene) oxide single sheets. The single-layered Graphene oxide sheets are then reduced back to graphene using proprietary chemical and hydrothermal methods.

Graphene inks

Similar to conventional printing, printed electronics applies ink onto paper, plastic or other substrates. Because electrical conductors are essential for printed electronic devices, significant efforts by Nanotech Energy have been devoted to the development of functional conductive materials. Graphene and graphene-based materials have superb electronic structure and therefore can provide excellent properties including high chemical and thermal stability as well as outstanding electrical conductivity.

Graphene & related products

Since it was discovered more than a decade ago, graphene has attracted interest thanks to its unusual electrical, electronic, optical, and mechanical properties which opens the door for a wide range of technological applications. However, the production of functional graphene materials on a large scale has been challenging, but Nanotech Energy has advanced its production technology to where this is no longer true.

Nanotech Energy offers graphene oxide and graphene products in different formulations that are designed to be customized for every kind of use. Because of this, Nanotech Energy's graphene products have the potential to revolutionize graphene industry with applications in batteries, transparent conducting electrodes, functional inks, flexible displays, antistatic coatings, RFID antennas to name but a few.

The power to change the world

Nanotech Scientific Board Members, Richard Kaner, PhD, and Maher El-Kady, PhD, have developed a scalable way to create graphene supercapacitors. Here, they explain the wonders of graphene and their game-changing discovery.