2016 will soon be over - and it was an eventful year for the graphene industry. While we see more graphene-based products continue to enter the market, including some graphene-enhanced sensors and energy related applications, it seems that on the whole the market is now waiting for graphene to prove its potential.
Here are the top 10 stories posted on Graphene-Info in 2016, ranked by popularity (i.e. how many people read the story):
- Graphenano and Grabat launch graphene-based batteries (Feb 8)
- Dongxu unveils an impressive graphene-enhanced battery (Jul 10)
- IDtechEx predicts that the graphene market will reach nearly $220 million by 2026 (Mar 14)
- Graphene-enhanced film shuts down li-ion batteries before overheating and restarts upon cooling (Jan 12)
- Xefro's graphene-based heating system image under trials, ECL to supply the electronics (Feb 10)
- Graphene Security unveils graphene-based RFID tags at MWC 2016 (Mar 2)
- Graphene-enhanced solar cells use rain to produce electricity (Apr 7)
- Deloitte & Touche sees a bright future for graphene, but it might take a while... (Jan 19)
- Graphene impressions from the Mobile World Summit (Feb 29)
- Graphene composite may help keep aircraft wings ice-free (Jan 26)
Similarly to 2015, energy storage applications dominate the list in 2016. Interestingly, all of these stories are from the first quarter of 2016. This may be a sign that the graphene industry is experiencing a slow-down, perhaps a disillusionment from the early hype. On the other hand it might just be that companies are now more focused on real R&D rather then PR...