Year - 2016 Blog

University of Glasgow Researchers Develop Cheaper Way to Produce Graphene

Computer rendering of graphene

Discovered in 2004, graphene is a variant of carbon. At just one atom thick, the material is light, stong, nearly transparent, flexible and is a great conductor of electricity. It is traditionally produced by way of chemical vapor deposition (CVD), which involves turning gaseous reactants into a film on a special surface called a substrate. The copper used to produce graphene costs approximately $115 per square meter, making it cost prohibitive for many products or potential applications.