Thursday , 7 December 2023

Graphene Could Have a DRAMATIC Impact on Our Future – Here’s Why (+4K Views)

Tens of billions of dollars per year are being spent worldwide on graphene research. Why? Because graphene could have a dramatic impact on our future by changing the fields of computing, energy, materials and optics. How? By making everything smaller, stronger and more ecologically sustainable. Below is an infographic that provides all the details.

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Graphene - the 2d material that could change everything.


Graphite flakes are actually made of many layers of graphene stacked on top of each other, with weak bonds holding them together. In fact, graphene can be isolated in 1 atom thick sheets of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern. 3 million sheets of graphene stacked on top of one another is just 1mm thick!

Graphene is 200x stronger than structural steel, can flex 20% without damage, is 97.3% transparent, carries 1000x the density of electrical current vs. copper, and is virtually two dimensional.


Editor’s Note: Having read to the bottom of the page you must be truly interested in graphene. That being the case here  and here are other MUST read articles on the subject along with a number of related articles as outlined below.

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1. It’s Time to Replace the Refrain “Got Gold?” With “How Much Graphite Stock Do You Own?”


Demand for lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries over the next 8 years – for use in electric and hybrid cars, smart power grids and mobile consumer devices – is going parabolic. Sales of electic/hybrid cars, for example, will be increasing 5-fold to 4,000,000 over that timeframe and every such car will have 30-110kg of graphite in their batteries, depending on the car, that can not be replaced economically. Forget the common refrain “Got gold?” A more appropriate refrain should be “How much graphite stock do you own?” Learn more about graphite in the infographic below.

2. Graphite: The Newest HOT Resource Investment! Here’s Why


The word ‘fad’ doesn’t exist in the minds of true miners and prospectors. However, fads are something that people like you and I can make a lot of money investing in if we are ahead of the curve and right now I believe the graphite sector is in the early stages of the ‘fad’ and will provide a ton of profitable opportunities. [Let’s take a look at just why, where and when you should get positioned in this fast developing sector.] Words: 1535

3. Graphite: The Driving Force Behind Green Technology


Global consumption of natural graphite has doubled in the last 10 years and will increase even more so in the next decade due to a) the continuing modernization of China, India and other emerging economies given the strong demand from traditional end uses such as the steel and automotive industries and b) the advent of new applications for graphite such as lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, and nuclear and solar power. As a result of such increased demand prices for large flake, high purity graphite (+80 mesh, 94-97%C) have more than doubled making the mining of such a minerals increasingly profitable. Learn even more by viewing the infographic below.

4.  This Interactive Table of Commodity Returns Is Easy to Use – Try It


Natural resources are the building blocks of the world, essential to progress and prosperity. These commodities, like all investments, can have wide price fluctuations over time. The interactive table provided shows the ebb and flow of commodity prices over the past decade and illustrates the principle of mean reversion—the concept that returns eventually move back towards their mean or average. [Take a look.]

5. Vanadium: An Infrastructure Essential With Major Potential Use in Energy Storage and Green Energy


This infographic looks at the primary uses for vanadium, its supply and demand, and future applications that could potentially affect the metal’s demand.

6. Mining of Heavy Rare Earth Elements (HREE) in Canada by 2017 Offer Major Investment Opportunity


95-97% of the supply of Rare Earth Elements (REE) – integral to the high-technology, nanotechnology, hybrid automotive, aerospace and defence industries – currently comes from China. China has continued to reduce its export quotas to the point where it will only be supplying 50% of the world’s needs by 2015. This will have a major impact on prices for each of the 17 Light (LREE) and Heavy (HREE) elements that comprise the category – and the products in which they are used – unless alternate sources of supply are found. A Canadian company has done just that and will be bringing one of the largest HREE resources in the world (44% HREE, 56% LREE) into production by 2017. Below is an infographic on the REE market and a link to a Proactive One 2One Investor Forum presentation I attended on REE market fundamentals and the development and prospects of Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. and their Strange Lake project.

7. Tungsten Supply Risk Could Have Negative Impact on Cost of Living – Here’s Why


Tungsten is unique in its extremes. It’s extremely hard, heat resistant, dense, and environmentally benign. It’s used to make cemented carbide, one of the strongest and most durable compounds. That’s the positives. but, unfortunately there are negatives too. Take a look at the infographic below for more information.


One comment

  1. Good Day,

    Just thought it would be a good time to provide my take on the current global conditions and how they might effect Commodities and Junior Mining Companies from my perspective as a participant in junior mining, specifically in graphite.

    We are in a wait and see market. Its summer. The American election in this Fall. There is a build-up of capital in companiesin North America that could be creating jobs or buying assets. Will QE3 be the sign? I think so. Early September we should see an announcement and there will also be a clear indication of who is winning the election. MItt Romney is playing his cards close to his chest. Either he has a trump card (perhaps a Trump card?) or he is a patsy that will make sure Obama wins. An Obama win will be very good for Canadian markets. Its a safe haven of conservatism right now with Harper elcted with a majority last year and spending cuts being rolled out.

    So summer is slower than most right now as can be seen by volumes at most stock markets. Europe isn’t going away but as soon as CNN stops paying attention – things will get better- just like the Swine Flu did….there is nothing positive that will capture the imagination of investors. Or is there?

    I have followed Electric Metals since 2009 and graphite and graphene for about a year now and we jumped into the space with Lomiko Metals optioning the Quatre Milles Property.

    We have been undergoing the Internet Revolution and the Mobile Phone Revolution for 30 years now. My first computer was a Commodre 64 in 1984. The last time I saw one was in a Museum. What will happen in the next 25 years? Where is the money going? For sure, Health Care and Technology are two big sectors. R&D continues. Underlying that is the Energy Sector and the push towards Clean Energy. The biggest idea in this area has been the electric car. This has to be as revolutionary as the cell phone and the internet. Its going to be slow – 1984 – 2014 is 30 years. 2009 – 2029 is the changeover period to electric cars and new innovations.

    The most promising thing I have come across during that period is graphite and graphene. The best solution to a problem is sometimes the most beautiful one. What is more elegant than using a substance we have known about for 100 years or more to make up the products in our daily lives? Products that are game-changers? Graphene will allow for 5000 foot buildings, floating crusie ships, heli-cars and applications in military, health care and the space industry are endless.

    Shockingly, Canada was slow until last month when it was revealed that foreign groups are pouring money into Canada. TSX, TSX-Venture volumes were down a 1/3 for the last 8 months while graphite stocks volume went through the roof. I can harldy believe that Lomiko traded 70 million shares this year already – more than its float. THis bodes well for the sector in the coming months.

    With the graphite boom in Vancouver in Janaury 2012 came a huge amount of new IPOs and deals jumping into the graphite exploration game. The downtrend in graphite stocks on the TSX-Venture for the last 2 months has effectively closed the door on new companies. The market had enough. For the few that survived and thrived raising money, it means good times ahead because there is a limited number of horses.

    Lomiko has now reached the point when the drills will be turning soon. So it is a critical time for the company at a time when the graphite market is set to take off again with a new wave of investors.

    That’s my outlook for now. There should be a recovery in Fall and a run in equities including juniors.


    (EO, Lomko Metals)