What is happening is graphene research is continuing to gallop along as this piece shows. In recent weeks we have also seen an item on graphene ribbons. Obviously we are mastering the art of manufacturing these materials at a fast pace.
The payoff is obvious as graphene is giving us the toolkit in the same way silica became the indispensible component of electronics for the past fifty years. Now we are laying down layers of atoms on command almost.
There is still much to do but the goal posts are very much in sight.
The derived science coming out of this will keep folks busy for a long time. The good news is that we have plenty of teams to work on it and I am sure the cost of participation is dropping quickly.
The pending materials revolution is based on managing layers of atoms. That is now happening with a vengeance, We are still a long way from fabricating sheets with multiple layers of exotic elements and alloys, but we are now making the tools.
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