Leaving lab status: Graphene’s various routes to industrial application

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 20 March 2015

The commercialisation of graphene is complicated by the many forms in which it can be obtained as well as its multifarious potential applications. Marko Spasenovic takes a look at the present state of the industry and assesses how the material is progressing from the research market to industrial products.

The first production of graphene in a University of Manchester laboratory in 2004 (see pp26-27), using the now famous 'scotch tape’ method, captured the interest of a large body of scientific researchers. 

Nearly all of graphene’s spectacular predicted properties have since been confirmed experimentally. The scotch-tape, or exfoliation production...

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