Analyst Commentary, Matthew Bovencamp: Graphene, which is a flat monolayer of carbon atoms tightly packed into a two-dimensional honeycomb lattice, has gained considerable attention after researchers were able to extract graphene from bulk graphite in 2004. The excitement over graphene is due to its unique properties and the abundance of graphite from which graphene is derived. Many products such as LCD displays and solar cells utilize rare and expensive materials in the production process. Graphene may potentially be utilized as a substitute material, offering cost savings to manufacturers.
2012-09-18- Source: http://www.blackore.com/news-blog/news-and-views/graphene-revolutionary-material