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If pundits are right graphene will graduate from being a rare component in niche products and applications to broad market penetration by 2025 and, by 2030, will be as disruptive as silicon was back in the early days of computing. Developed by two researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K., Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov — whose work won them the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010 — graphene is incredibly stable and very thin, yet also a strong conductor of electricity, heat and light. Work is already underway to use graphene to improve automotive batteries, computer vision, biomedical brain implants, solar cells, telecom networks, mobile devices, airplanes, paint, rubber tires, building materials like concrete and more. Read on to find out why this wonder material should be on every executive’s radar.