Greek, German Research on Organic Solar Cell Using Graphene

graphene-solarTwo research groups from the German institute Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki will collaborate on research into organic solar cells using graphene as a base material. The research is carried out under the “GRElect” program financed by the “Bilateral Cooperation Greece-Germany in Research and Technology 2013-2015” of Greece ‘s General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT).

The aim of the project is to use graphene as a transparent electrode in the production of advanced organic electronic devices, such as organic solar cells and organic transistors.
“A promising material with unusual properties, such as high electrical conductivity, high optical transparency, thermal stability and high elasticity (graphene), has important application in photovoltaics, since it is economical and energy efficient. Moreover, the aim of research worldwide is to produce cheap energy with more applications,” said researcher Dr. Constantinos Fostiropoulos from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin Institute on Heterogeneous Materials and Systems.
(source: ana-mpa)


  1. Graphene is an amazing metamaterial. It’s potentially what plastic represented to the 20th century. Steel to the 19th century. And concrete to Romans. A material with a thickness of 1 atom. Ultra strong and ultalight. A battleship made of graphene would weigh as much as a refrigerator. It even potentially has super-semiconductor applications.

    The problem has always been mass production. Unfortunately its still super expensive to produce. Until someone finds a way to produce it on a manufacture it on a mass scale it will be limited to niche applications rather than ubiquitous like past super materials.

  2. Hilarious that you reference Forbes given Forbes would almost certainly support the government cuts you oppose. Pro-business forbes is quite unlike the leftist extremists that keep ranting about banks, capitalism, the rich, Germans, EU, Troika, IMF, etc.. etc..(who sound more like communist thugs than freedom lovers)

  3. what does on have to do with the other, bulgarian traitor? not everything is black and white where if a publication supports or doesn’t support one thing, they can’t have articles that have to do with something completely else

    i’m sure forbes is loving the trillions in liquidity (handouts to banks) sloshing around driving stock prices higher

    keep on supporting anti-free market anti-capitalist bailouts for foreign banks using Greece as the pass through vehicle you fascist prodoti

  4. You are the one that is anti-free market. The only reason you don’t support the bailout is because you oppose austarity. My concern isn’t the bailout funds. My concern is that we make cuts so we can balance budgets rather than appease crazy self-righteous treasonous leftist fanatics that care more about handouts than our country. (sort of like you, that is nowhere to be found when Skopians come trolling this website, and it nowhere to be found when it comes time to condemning lefists for supporting illegall immigration into our country)

    A better question is what does your constant harassment of me ever time I criticize leftists, illegals, and Skopians have to do with Hellenism?

  5. i don’t support bailouts

    you do (and for foreign banks)

    that makes me free market

    i don’t support the bailout because it is for foreign banks, as you’ve admitted. what do I care for them?

    that’s about as clear cut as it gets

    growth and fighting deflation and unemployment is more important for NOW than balancing budgets. the only thing you and your nd/pasok traitors have to show for giving up Greece’s sovereignty, is 30% unemployment, record bankruptcies, record loan losses, record debt/gdp and on and on.

    i harass you for being a psychopath, supporting nd/pasok, and hijacking every thread in your psychopathic napolean complex paranoid rants.

    back to the topic at hand-graphene. another attempted thread hijack you filthy bulgarian. no wonder you are for foreign bank bailouts – because it harms Greece.

  6. of course you support bailouts. This is why you oppose austarity. Like a typically leftists what you mean is you don’t support bailouts unless the money is coming to you!

  7. Right right. I am the Slav… meanwhile you are the one that ridiculously claimed there are no Skopians trolling this website. Why is that again?

    You “care” about greece. You show this by your constant demands for handouts and your constant downplaying of the Skopian issue.


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