Turns out you aren't the only ones who want to know more about this exciting new field. My good friend and colleague, William Patalon III, decided to interview me for his excellent advisory service, Private Briefing.
Since this is becoming such a popular topic for investors these days, I thought I would share the full interview with you today. It's a comprehensive look at the forces driving this sector.
And it contains some background material about me that you probably don't already know.
Here's the Private Briefing interview. I hope you enjoy it...
A Dozen Reasons to Be Investing in Graphene
Graphene - the lightest, strongest, most flexible material ever made - could revolutionize our way of living, which is why now is the time for investing in graphene.
Graphene, which is 200 times stronger than steel, could make "invisibility cloaks" for the military that will hide tanks and other military vehicles; create bendable, flat-screen TVs that you can roll up and take with you; and lead to major breakthroughs in healthcare, to name just a few of its potential uses.
The graphene industry is expected to have 40% annual growth over the next seven years, going from the $9 million industry it is today to a $126 million market, reports Lux Research, an independent research firm focused on emerging technologies.
We at Money Morning saw graphene's potential early.
"Stronger than steel and lighter than a feather, this high-tech medium will shape virtually every part of our daily lives by the end of this decade," Money Morning Defense and Technology Specialist Michael Robinson wrote in December 2011.
And with these new developments, graphene is certainly on its way to changing the products we use every day - which is why more people are asking about investing in graphene.
How to Invest in Graphene as This "Miracle Material" Changes the World
Want to know why everyone is asking how to invest in graphene?
For starters: It's one of the strongest materials ever known.
It's also as light as a feather. And completely flexible.
Plus, it's not just going to change the latest inventions in the defense industry; it'll be used in everyday life.
For example, imagine charging your mobile phone or tablet in just 30 seconds.
Or pulling up your electric car to a charging station and having a full charge in under a minute.
Here's how graphene makes this future a possibility.
How to Invest in Graphene
When people ask how to invest in graphene, I think of a recent History Channel series called "The Men Who Built America."
It isn't about financial tricks, dark pool trading, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives and securities bundling. It's about a time when real things were built by real people.
It's one of the reasons I'm excited about graphene. It's about time that we started to invest in real things again.
Graphene is literally the kind of game-changer that will separate the walkers from the talkers and reshape all of our industrial and commercial production possibilities.
That's why this modest carbon derivative-akin to atomic scale chicken wire-- has set the world's research community on fire.
Four Ways to Play the "New Gold Rush" in Materials
Who would have thought that the new gold rush would be in material sciences?
We're talking about everything from rare earths that drive precision lasers to the cobalt needed for rechargeable batteries
Not to mention the advanced materials that make computer chips run faster. Or the "smart" materials that are driving the nanotech revolution.
Of course the big news in what I call the Golden Age of Materials Science came less than nine years ago when two scientists discovered graphene.
It's a revolutionary material that will yield flat-screen TVs as thin as Saran Wrap, nanotech supercomputers, and neural implants that combat brain disease. No wonder the two scientists who discovered it won the Nobel Prize.
Now hundreds of scientists have hit the lab to look for new ways to tweak existing molecules -- or create whole new synthetic substances. They've already produced a steady stream of breakthroughs.
Today, I want to show you four ways you can profit from all of this radical change.
For most investors, that will mean focusing on the specialty chemicals sector, which is up about 22% in the past six months. That's more than double the market's overall move over the same the period.
Here are four material sciences stocks that have caught my eye thanks to their strong fundamentals and solid charts: