Global Science & Technology Trend Report: Graphene Research & Development

Since its discovery and isolation in 2004 by British scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, graphene has attracted worldwide attention due to its unique properties and potential impact on interdisciplinary materials research.  This white paper, a joint effort between CAS and National Science Library (NSL), Chinese Academy of Sciences, is derived from an extensive analysis of more than 100,000 documents published worldwide since the discovery of graphene.  It highlights interesting aspects of the research landscape and shows how graphene research is evolving as the field transitions from basic to applied research.  The prospects and challenges of graphene are also discussed through interviews with experts.

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