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CealTech: peer-reviewed article published by NATO

  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Date: December 3, 2020

  • Company: CealTech is Norway's leading knowledge hub for graphene, and is involved in custumer-focused R&D, production and optimisation of graphene in product development.

Today, NATO has published a peer-reviewed article on CealTech’s large-scale production of high-quality graphene. The same article was also used in the NATO conference of last year, about the use of the graph for military applications. For the past five years, CealTech has worked closely with the California Institute of Technology and Dr. David Boyd on their PECVD production method for high-quality graphene, says Jon Are Beukes, CEO at CealTech. We regard the publication as a quality assurance of our active production line for high-quality graphene, which is located at the Forus office, concludes Beukes.

A total of five articles have been published, each describing groundbreaking research, and have been selected for publication in NATO number AVT-304. The articles are selected on the basis of their scientific quality, clear relevance for defense, and cleared for public release. It is a great vote of confidence to be selected together with giants in the defense industry and research institutions, says Kaja Skålnes Knudsen, researcher at CealTech. It is motivating to stand side by side with well-known universities such as Ruthger and Stanford, Knudsen concludes.

The defense industry depends on consistent and high quality products from its suppliers. Today, many companies say that they produce high volumes of graphene, but in reality it is graphene-like materials that go by the same name, even in publications, explains Ahn Hoang Dam, Ph.D. R & D Chemist at CealTech. As far as we know, CealTech is the only company that can produce real graphene-powder in larger volumes with the patented PECVD-method. We enhance the customer’s desired characteristics, such as increased strength or conductivity, by finding the right combination of different types of graphene that are easily mixed and implemented in existing production lines for graphene-enhanced products, Dam concludes.

Link to the NATO-publication (page 56).