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Graphene Applications

Graphene: a new disruptive technology?

Graphene holds the potential to dramatically disrupt and positively impact an extremely broad range of industries, including; Medicine, Sensors, Diagnostics and Testing, Electronics, Transistors, Light Processing, Energy Storage, Water Filtration, Lubricants, Nanoantennas, Corrosion and Waterproof Coatings, Thermal Management, Composite Structural Materials and many, many more...

Diagram showing uses of Graphene: Semiconductor, TCO, ink and paste, barrier, heat spread, composites, energy.

Scientific and technological roadmap

Roadmap showing 2014_ Graphite 3-d, Graphene 2-d, Fullerene 0-d and CNT 1-d. 2016: System Integration, Components, Production techniques and Vision beyond 2023. ICT - faster, cheaper, flexible; Energy storage and conversion - efficient, cost effective, renewable, sustainable; Health: cost effective and bio compatible.

Source Nanoscale,2015 A. Ferari et al

Graphene patents

Chart showing annual and cumulative number of graphene patents increasing from under 500 new patents per year in 2006 to nearly 4000 per year in 2012, then dropping to around 500 new applications in 2014. The cumulative patents has continued to grow but at a slower pace in the years of 2013-2014. Two pie chards below graph, one shows in July 2014, 40% of patent holders were from China, 23% from USA, 21% South Korea, 9% Europe, 3% Japanese, 3% other. The other chart shows of the patents in July 2014, 28% were electronics, 27% synthesis, 17% composites, 15% other, 10% energy, 3% health.

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