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