Volume 89 Issue 47 | pp. 10-15
Issue Date: November 21, 2011

Cover Story

Graphene Moves Toward Applications

As composites and inks become commercial products, advanced electronics remain a long way off
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: graphene, graphene oxide, printed electronics, solar cells, LEDs

Every now and again, some scientific discovery comes along that rivets the world’s attention. These days, it’s graphene.

By any measure, this ultrathin form of carbon—a single atomic layer thick in some cases, a handful of layers in others—has been the focus of an enormous research effort for the past couple of years (C&EN, March 2, 2009, page 14). A glance at conference programs and the tables . . .

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