KERI’s nanomaterials ready for mass production

Big things come in small packages. As man expands the world and discovers new possibilities, size becomes an essential property of our technological revolution. With the emergence of new technologies, miniaturization is the name of the game. 

February 16, 2012 marks the eventful agreement between Dr. Lee Keon-woong who leads his Nano Hybrid Technology Research Center at the Korea Electro-technology Research Institute (KERI) and Sang Bo Corporation (Sang Bo). This agreement allows for mass production and commercialization of graphene, one of the most prominent and desired nanomaterials of the current age. It will provide the soft electronic technology necessary to produce computers that can be folded, fitted into bags, and even wound around wrists.

National Consensus on Graphene’s Significance 

Graphene is a two-dimensional nanomaterial with the thickness of a single atom. Its quantum mechanical structure possesses excellent electric, physical, and chemical features, making it the most ideal material for application due to its high electric conductivity and charge mobility. This finding led to an explosion of related studies over recent years. Hence, the technology has been the center of attention in both public and private sectors. The Korean government launched a KRW 210 billion program to develop graphene and to promote this technology. Under this national consensus and drive to enhance this technology, KERI, one of the leading national public research centers, joined forces with the most renowned company in graphene manufacturing. 

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