Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research say they have developed a very simple and cheap procedure for making Graphene - growing it on the surface of commercially available silicon carbide wafers.

Victor Aristov and his team successfully synthesized graphene on commercially available cubic SiC/Si substrates of less than 300mm in diameter - something that's never been done before.

The result is graphene flakes electronically decoupled from the substrate - crucial to preserve Graphene's almost magical properties.