Graphene-based gas sensors are reaching a pilot project in the semiconductor industry
Raivo Jaaniso, the head of the sensor technologies laboratory, will introduce the possibilities of manufacturing new gas sensors based on graphene to the semiconductor chip production line 2D-EPL, which includes 2D materials, at the workshop held at the international microelectronics research centre IMEC in Leyden on March 8-9.
The pan-European project Graphene Flagship is coming to an end this year. In the last year, several important goals will be completed and prepared for further development work, including prototypes of sensors based on 2D materials and their basic technologies. As part of the project, the world's first pilot unit 2D-EPL (2D experimental pilot line) integrating 2D materials into semiconductor technology has been launched. The only full member of the project from the Baltic countries is the University of Tartu, whose sensor technologies laboratory of the Institute of Physics develops graphene-based materials and technologies for gas sensors. 2D-EPL involves several Flagship partners, and an important role is played by the international centre of semiconductor technology, IMEC. The role of the University of Tartu in the project is functionalization of two-dimensional materials and data processing of sensors’ signals.