Graphene is the world’s strongest material, stronger than diamonds.
In the early part of this century researchers started to study Graphene, a one-atom thick sheet of carbon. 200 times stronger than steel, it is also the best heat and electricity conductor, with great flexibility and transparency.
Graphene promises to revolutionise many industries, including sensors, batteries, conductors, displays, electronics, energy generation, and medicine. Whilst the commercialisation of graphene is in its infancy, there are many new companies which have been created to develop graphene based material, graphene production processes, and a host of other related activities.
Investors looking to include graphene in their portfolios can spread the exposure, either a pure play on graphene, the upstream applications, or the production industry that needs to be built to bring this material to market.
Another way to invest in graphene is via any of the large public companies that are taking up graphene research, especially in high end fields such as electronics and photonics.
Opportunities also exist to invest in graphene production equipment, there are a number of public companies looking to supply the semiconductor industry. Finally, a popular alternative is to invest in graphite miners.