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How is Graphene Currently Used and What is the Hope for the Future?

June 26, 2014

In the second video of a three-part series, Fenwick attorney Paul Smith talks about the growing anticipation surrounding this strong, conductive and flexible material.

Why the excitement? Simply put, graphene is easy. It’s easily adaptable to a wide variety of applications, easy to work with and easy to integrate into existing products. For example, graphene can be easily mixed with plastics, making the combined material much stronger. Bulk graphene has also been tested as a catalyst for chemical reactions, improving reaction rates and yields far more than conventional transition metal catalysts. For example, graphene has been used in fuel cells to improve the efficiency of electricity production.

With unique properties that make it vastly different from other materials, the anticipation is that graphene will lead to both the creation of new products and the improvement of existing products – which could mean endless technological and commercial possibilities.​​​​​