Stephen Downes

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Good article on the future of graphene technology, a longish read but worth the time. Graphene is a one-atom tick layer of carbon atoms and it's "ideal for a range of applications, from battery technology to optoelectronics such as touch screens." But with technical and market issues prevailing, its widespread commercialization could take as much as 25 years. This report predicts "graphene adoption and market growth to come in three phases - enhancer, silicon replacement, and revolutionary electronics." Personally I see the greatest application coming in power technology, and this may be as little as a decade away.

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