Volume 94 Issue 15 | pp. 28-33
Issue Date: April 11, 2016

Cover Story

Graphene’s global race to market

Could low-cost manufacturing techniques finally broaden commercial adoption of the two-dimensional material?
Department: Business
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: 2-D materials , graphene, materials

Crowds of flag-waving Chinese students lined the streets of Manchester, England, in October 2015 to cheer the arrival of China’s President Xi Jinping. He was in the provincial city not to visit its famous soccer teams but to see the U.K.’s new National Graphene Institute (NGI), a publicly funded, $90 million hub dedicated to research and commercialization of the carbon material.

Xi sees graphene as a major business opportunity for China. In a sign of . . .

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