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Explain the unique properties and applications of graphene. Suggest a strategic approach and increased investment to harness the potential of graphene and ensure India’s participation in this cutting-edge technology.

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5. Explain the unique properties and applications of graphene. Suggest a strategic approach and increased investment to harness the potential of graphene and ensure India’s participation in this cutting-edge technology. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

Why the question:

The article titled “Is India missing the graphene bus?” discusses India’s potential missed opportunities in the field of graphene, a revolutionary material with numerous applications.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the properties, applications and potential applications of Graphene as well as approach needed to maximise its benefits.

Directive word: 

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by defining Graphene and its various applications.

Body:

First, with examples, write about the unique properties of graphene, such as its exceptional strength, conductivity, and flexibility.

Next, write about potential applications of graphene in various fields, including electronics, energy storage, healthcare, and water purification.

Next, write about the potential strategy to harness its benefits.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.