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Graphene: A guide to the future from ZDNet

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What is graphene? The subject of a recent Nobel Prize, this new form of carbon has unrivalled potential applications for technology, from solar cells to touchscreens. The UK government has even promised to invest £50m into a national research programme to commercialise this so-called 'miracle material'. But how does graphene work? How is graphene made? And why isn't a graphite pencil worth thousands of pounds? Explore this strange material with ZDNet's guide to graphene, which explains what it is, how it works and what its future means for technology.

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