61850799 story Polymer-Based Graphene Substitute Is Easy To Mass-Produce 37 Posted by Soulskill on Friday July 04, 2014 @12:10PM from the set-off-some-graphene-fireworks-to-celebrate dept. Zothecula writes: For all the attention graphene gets thanks to its impressive list of properties, how many of us have actually encountered it in anything other than its raw graphite form? Show of hands. No-one? That's because it is still difficult to mass-produce without introducing defects. Now a team at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology has developed a graphene substitute from plastic that offers the benefits of graphene for use in solar cells and semiconductor chips, but is easy to mass-produce (abstract).