Graphene: Everything You Need to Know About the ‘Miracle Material’

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By Dave Roos, Seeker.com, June 5, 2017 

Graphene’s unique properties make it one of the world’s most exciting materials, and it’s hard to think of an industry or technology that wouldn’t be transformed if it lives up to the hype.

Graphene, the thinnest and strongest material on Earth, is just one atom thick yet 150 times stronger than the same weight of steel. A square meter of graphene is 1,000 times lighter than a piece of paper and more flexible than rubber. Graphene conducts electricity more than 200 times more efficiently than silicon and is made entirely of carbon, the fourth most-abundant element in the universe.

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