Graphene 101 — Adrian Nixon explains the basics
July 26, 2016 — Who is making graphene and where — that is an important thing to know. The author of the new Global Graphene Manufacturing Report, Adrian Nixon, asked this basic question when writing his columns for InvestorIntel. Adrian was surprised there was no single authoritative source of information about the state of the art of graphene manufacture worldwide. So he has created one for InvestorIntel. This report is totally independent and is not funded by any of the producers in the market. The market is dynamic and therefore the report will be updated at least twice per year, more if the pace of change demands it.
Adrian holds a degree in chemistry from the Royal Society of Chemistry and has decades of experience in both R&D and manufacturing. He is well placed to understand and explain the technologies that are emerging. His report will tell you who the key players are, what is the nature of their products and, where the data exists, the list price of these products. If you want to know the state of the art for graphene manufacture then this report is for you.
In this interview, InvestorIntel Publisher Tracy Weslosky goes through all the basic questions with Adrian — and he provides down-to-earth explanations to those questions (some of which you may have been afraid to ask).
- Explains what graphene is (a pencil with graphite is used to illustrate this).
- Outlines why graphene is so important (one point: it’s the best electrical conductor known).
- Describes the two main methods by which graphene is derived.
- Talks about many companies worldwide that are engaged in graphene production.
- Voices concerns about the quality of some graphene supplies.
Adrian Nixon is a Senior Editor at InvestorIntel.
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