Graphene appeared to be a game-changer when it was isolated in 2004 but its uses were largely overlooked — until now
In 2018, 14 years after graphene was isolated, Simon Thomas was left wondering where it had all gone wrong for the “wonder material” that is tougher than diamond, more conductive than copper and more flexible than rubber.
Thomas, co-founder and chief executive of Paragraf, one of the world’s most promising graphene start-ups, was at a House of Commons event where an underwhelming display of graphene applications culminated in a pair of underpants. “I thought, this can’t be serious. I was close to walking out of the room,” Thomas, an engineer and physicist, said.
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