The limits of silicon capabilities are being reached, coincidently, the discovery of graphene with its unique nano-scale properties is paving the way to possible substitutes for the next generation of faster and smaller electronics in 21st century. As a result of the promising properties of graphene, the research in the field is attracting large grants and sponsors with an incremental rise in the number of papers. The trends in graphene research are presented here. The major challenges in the field are pointed out, and some possible prospects in the field are discussed.

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DOI: 10.1016/S1369-7021(09)70274-3