Graphene has long been hailed as the wonder material that can solve just about every problem it is put up against. It boasts biocompatibility, super strength, biofilm inhibitor, highly conductive, impermeability, extremely flexible and new levels of sensitivity. It has been said that Graphene can do anything you need - except get out of the laboratory. Graphene was the first 2D material discovered and has been riddled with hype and misrepresentations that would make a politician proud.
In this presentation, we will review the real properties and reasons of why graphene will significantly impact flexible electronics ranging from simple heaters and interconnects through highly tuned antennas, shielding and sensors. This this will include real world examples/products from various companies and the properties of graphene they exploit. We will discuss areas where we believe graphene will enable new developments while addressing some of the common misconceptions and hype surrounding this incredible material. Current state-of-the-art graphene in its various forms will be covered while providing some background on the science and challenges involved in producing and using it in production. We will conclude our presentation with a projected road map of where graphene will be in the coming years.