UK warns against du­bi­ous graphene in­vest­ments

The Financial Express - - INTERNATIONAL -

The UK’s Fi­nan­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity is to warn con­sumers to be wary of du­bi­ous in­vest­ments in graphene of­fered by unscrupulous bro­kers aim­ing to cash in on the ex­cite­ment gen­er­ated by the “mir­a­cle ma­te­rial”. Graphene, dis­cov­ered in 2004 at the Univer­sity of Manch­ester, is a flex­i­ble sheet of carbon that can con­duct elec­tric­ity. It is only one atom thick but 100 times stronger than steel. Though graphene has myr­iad po­ten­tial ap­pli­ca­tions, from flex­i­ble elec­tronic de­vices to the man­u­fac­ture of lighter air­craft, much re­search has yet to be done and the FCA said it would be post­ing a warn­ing on its web­site on Mon­day about graphene-re­lated in­vest­ments.

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