Graphene is the thinnest, strongest, most impermeable and conductive known material. It is ultra-lightweight, highly elastic, extremely flexible and so thin that the diameter of a human hair is 1,000,000 times thicker. In addition to the applications shown in the photos below, graphene is revolutionizing many other products and industries including electricity, energy generation, batteries, sensors, lighting, concrete, metals, medicine and armor.
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Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb-like pattern. Graphene is considered to be the world's thinnest, strongest and most conductive material. These properties are exciting researchers and businesses around the world - as graphene has the potential the revolutionize entire industries in the fields of electricity, conductivity, energy generation, batteries, sensors, building materials, concrete, armor, aero-space, and more
The world’s first 2D material – graphene was first isolated in 2004, is a form of graphite, better known as “pencil lead,” which is made from stacked layers of hexagonally arranged carbon atoms. Isolate one of those layers, and you have graphene.
A single layer is strong enough to stop a snipers bullet!
It’s been called a “wonder material” due to its many unique properties. It’s ultra-lightweight, highly elastic, extremely flexible and so thin that the diameter of a human hair is 1,000,000 times thicker – and yet it is 200 times stronger than steel, and the most impermeable material ever discovered.