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Title: Graphene. Where the hell is it?
Post by: JohnM on November 22, 2018, 04:04:47 PM

It seems like forever we've been hearing about this wonder material. I'm sure I've heard about it being hyped on the SGU a couple of times. Yet I'm not seeing it in everyday products. So what happened?

Is it just a case of 5 more years.... or is the material actually not practical for everyday products.

Is graphene our generations hoverboards....
Title: Re: Graphene. Where the hell is it?
Post by: arthwollipot on November 22, 2018, 04:52:17 PM
It is being produced and used in many industries. Until recently it has been hideously expensive to produce.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potential_applications_of_graphene
Title: Re: Graphene. Where the hell is it?
Post by: swan on November 22, 2018, 05:19:46 PM
According to this thing from Verge Science "it's just not better-enough yet." Probably not the whole story, but a start.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IesIsKMjB4Y
Title: Re: Graphene. Where the hell is it?
Post by: superdave on November 23, 2018, 08:44:57 AM
I'm adding glassy metal to this list of things.
Title: Re: Graphene. Where the hell is it?
Post by: Jerry the J on December 05, 2018, 04:07:32 PM
this big news a few months back

MIT may have just solved how to mass-produce graphene

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/machines/mass-produce-graphene-solved