A simple mechanical exfoliation of bulk graphite can guarantee the formation of a high-quality, stable 2D carbon-based van der Waals allotrope (graphene). Thus, the industrial-level production of graphene has been intensively exploited using various fabrication methods, including cold-temperature, solution-based drop-and-cast process; ultrahigh vacuum chemical vapor deposition; and the role-to-role-type mass production. Given such industrial maturation in preparing high-fidelity graphene, the industry naturally finds its highest motivated applications in the areas of outstanding optical, electronic, and mechanical properties necessary for designing electronic components spanning from bendable/flexible objects such as light-emitting diodes, detectors, and photovoltaics to user-friendly, high-end wearable objects such as physical sensors, biosensors, and energy storage/harvesters. The details of these flexible/wearable applications will be selectively discussed in this paper.
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This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (2015R1A3A2066337, CASE2014M3A6A5060933) and the basic research programs (17-BT-01, 17-HRMA-01) through the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning of Korea.
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- Materials Science(all)