June 21, 2012 1 Comment

Graphene: The 2D Material That Could Change Everything

 

Graphene: The 2D Material That Could Change Everything

Graphene can be synthesized from graphite to create the thinnest, strongest, and most conductive material known today.

Graphite flakes are actually made of many layers of graphene stacked on top of each other, with weak bonds holding them together. In fact, graphene can be isolated in 1 atom thick sheets of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern. 3 million sheets of graphene stacked on top of one another is just 1mm thick!

Graphene is 200x stronger than structural steel, can flex 20% without damage, 97.3% transparent, carries 1000x the density of electrical current vs. copper, and is virtually two dimensional.

Researchers are currently studying the applications of graphene to computing, materials, energy, and optics. Potentially, graphene could make everything smaller, stronger and more ecologically sustainable.

One Response to “Graphene: The 2D Material That Could Change Everything”

  1. Brad says:

    was wondering if you could use carbon capture to take co2 out of atmosphere and create Graphene or nano tubes ?

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