Graphene is essentially a pure form of carbon in the form of a thin layer. It is an allotrope of carbon and has a two dimensional structure. This material was discovered by scientists in the University of Manchester in 2004. Until recently, the main hurdle for graphene was that it was extremely expensive to create high quality graphene along with the need for a complex chemical vapor deposition process. Apart from this, it was also very difficult for large scale growth of graphene using crystalline epitaxy, and this was possible only on a metallic substrate. This also initially restricted the use of graphene for electronics. However, technological advances stemming from intensive research and development efforts across the globe has changed the scenario.
Owing to the versatility and some of the extraordinary properties that graphene exhibits, such as thermal conductivity, strength and lightweight, there has been a tremendous amount of effort to find applications that can leverage the benefits of graphene. This is the predominant driver for the graphene electronics market. The use of graphene alone as well as the use in conjunction with other two dimensional materials has been investigated. Graphenes property of conductivity has been leveraged for the use in batteries and ultracapacitors. Integrated circuits and chips designed using graphene are known to offer superior features as compared to what is currently available on the market.
Given the dependency of this market on research, it is extremely vital to understand the patents being filed for this technology. The report covers an in-depth patent analysis that provides an overview of the current scenario of the technology along with what is currently in the pipeline.
The requirement of high investment coupled with the initial high cost of graphene electronic products are inhibiting the growth of this market. However, these factors are expected to decline gradually till the end of the forecast period covered in this report.
The Graphene Electronics market can be segmented on the basis of type as:
- Graphene Film
- Graphene Foam
- Graphene Nano Platelets
- Graphene Oxide
In terms of products, the Graphene Electronics market has been segmented across the following:
- Solar cells
- Integrated Circuits (ICs) and Chips
The market has been segmented based on the following geographies:
- North America
- South America
- Middle East
Following are just a few of the companies that are operating in the Graphene Electronics market:
- AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V
- Grafen Chemical Industries Co. Ltd
- Graphene Platform Inc
- Graphene Frontiers LLC
- Graphenea SA