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Will we live in and wear graphene in the near future?

  1. Sep 22, 2016 #1
    From what I'm hearing, graphene will change the way we live, work and play. Everything from cars and clothing to workplaces and weaponry will incorporate the stuff. Is this true, the hype of stock promoters or something in between?
    Which aspects of life will be the most affected by the use of graphene?
    Are there other elements that could be formed in atom-thick honeycombs or other configurations that give us additional properties?
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  3. Sep 22, 2016 #2


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  4. Sep 23, 2016 #3


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    Graphene is a potential post silicon material for electronics. This is a very active area of research. If it ends up winning the post silicon design then yes it will be incorporated in a large number of products. It will be "in everything" in exactly the same way as silicon electronics are "in everything" now. The hyperbole of the OP will be true-ish of whatever the next generation of electronics ends up being.

    It is true-ish of our current generation of electronics. We live in an increasingly connected and data driven world. I would expect that to continue to increase regardless of the materials used.

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