Across the road from you a young woman is pushing a baby in a pram. It takes a moment to realize that the falling scaffolding pole is headed straight towards the pair. Before you can shout a warning the pole’s descent is smoothly slowed to a halt. It rests bobbing in the air on something gossamer thin and faintly shimmering. The mother and child continue safely on, blissfully unaware.
By now, dear InvestorIntel reader, you will have realized that you have just seen a graphene safety net at work. This is not the familiar graphene powders and liquids made from graphite. Single crystal graphene is a perfect continuous sheet of carbon assembled atom by atom.
Single crystal graphene is a reality
If you think this is science fiction, a research team in China has already made single crystal graphene (SCG). Before you rush to the nearest construction site, it is worth bearing in mind that single crystal graphene can only be made in the laboratory at the moment. A continuous process has yet to be proven to make it at scale.
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