Challenges in the Manufacturing and Operations of Graphene
Available Online November 2016.
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- graphene; production; manufacturing; design
- Graphene is a two-dimensional, atomic-scale, honey-comb lattice in which one atom forms each vertex. It is the basic structural element of other allotropes, including graphite, charcoal, carbon nanotubes and fullerenes. It can also be considered as an indefinitely large aromatic molecule, the ultimate case of the family of flat polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Graphene has many extraordinary properties. It is about 100 times stronger than the strongest steel. It conducts heat and electricity efficiently and is nearly transparent. Researchers have identified the bipolar transistor effect, ballistic transport of charges and large quantum oscillations in the material. Scientists have theorized about graphene for decades. It has likely been unknowingly produced in small quantities for centuries, through the use of pencils and other similar applications of graphite. Since the discovery, there are only a few graphene-based products that have reached the market, such as the tennis racket by Head, the battery strap by Vorbeck, the oil-drilling mud by Nanochem or the phone touch screen by Samsung. These products cannot represent full commercial graphene products. This paper would discuss the operations management side of graphene and graphene related materials. This paper hopes to give an insight of the difficulties in producing graphene.
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TY - CONF AU - Y. Wang PY - 2016/11 DA - 2016/11 TI - Challenges in the Manufacturing and Operations of Graphene BT - 6th International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation PB - Atlantis Press SP - 312 EP - 316 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iwama-16.2016.60 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iwama-16.2016.60 ID - Wang2016/11 ER -