2016 will soon come to an end, and we are getting ready to summarize this exciting year in the graphene industry. One year ago we posted the top top graphene stories in 2015, and you can see the list below again. Interestingly, the most popular stories in 2015 were about graphene's potential for energy storage - mainly supercapacitors and batteries.
- Sunvault Energy and Edison Power present a 10,000 Farad graphene supercapacitor
- Sunvault's graphene-based supercapacitor declared to someday replace Lithium-ion batteries and compete with Tesla's battery aspirations
- Stanford scientists make graphene-aluminum battery that charges quickly and lasts over 7,000 cycles
- Graphene 3D Lab starts selling conductive graphene filament for 3D printing
- Will Tesla's Roadster 3.0 use a graphene-enhanced battery?
- Berkeley scientists design graphene-based loudspeakers and microphones
- World's first commercial graphene-based supercapacitor chosen for use in spacecraft
- IDTechEx's analyst explains his views on the graphene market
- Scientists design a large-scale roll-to-roll graphene manufacturing process
- Graphene-enhanced guitar shown at Graphene Live!
Below you can see 2015's top 10 graphene applications, ranked by the number of posts written about them. Back then we were a bit surprised to see graphene sensors at #2 - but recently companies have actually started to commercialize graphene sensors (see here and here) and this is a very promising field.
What will be the most popular stories and applications in 2016? We will soon post our yearly review, stay tuned!