Title Applied Graphene Materials is set to break out of the slow lane Media name/outlet The Times Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 16/04/18 Description One early application of graphene is in the form of sporting goods, winning the approval of Andy Murray and other tennis players who have endorsed rackets containing the “wonder material” (James Hurley writes). James Baker, chief executive of Manchester University’s graphene unit, isn’t ready, though, to comment on whether graphene is already a game-changer in the sport.
Indeed, he feels that some of the early applications have been little more than marketing exercises and that the real breakthrough is yet to come. “It’s only been 14 years since graphene was isolated in Manchester. Why do I say only? If you look at carbon fibre and silicon, it was probably 25 or 30 years before you saw the first products.” More than that, he says that graphene is actually doing rather well. Paints, pipes, rubber and composites have been bolstered with graphene to improve performance.
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/applied-graphene-materials-is-set-to-break-out-of-the-slow-lane-hqqp56k9x Persons James Baker, Andre Geim, Konstantin Novoselov
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- Advanced materials
- National Graphene Institute
- commercialisation of research