A little over a year ago I suggested that the upstart wonder material graphene was beginning to win greater favor among researchers over carbon nanotubes for application in electronics.
Since that time, it seems graphene research has been reaching a critical mass. A nice catalogue of what’s been happening with graphene research can be found here at Cleantechnica.com.
But I can’t help but shed a tear for the long-suffering carbon nanotube. And just in case, you think all research has been abandoned in the application of CNTs to electronics, here’s a bit of encouraging news. Although not quite reaching the level of perfecting sealing wax, with the growing interest in graphene it sometimes feels that way.
Dexter Johnson is a contributing editor at IEEE Spectrum, with a focus on nanotechnology.