Graphene holds the potential to bring about a new era in material science. A potentially ‘disruptive’ technology, and addition of graphene to most any material (including plastics, polymers, metals, batteries, etc.) tremendously enhances the properties of said material. The properties of graphene are truly amazing, and the potential applications extend across every industrial sector. The total graphene industry size impact exceeds $100 billion.
Graphene is a two-dimensional, one atom thick, allotrope of Carbon, made from natural Graphite.
Graphene has been measured at 200x the strength of steel and it has a stronger tensile strength than kevlar.
At only one atom thick, Graphene is the thinnest known material we can see.
Graphene is only transparent because it is one atom thick, but with enough layers, Graphene can also absorb practically all light.
Graphene’s ability to retain its original size and shape after being stretched could be the key ingredient to future technologies.
To put things in perspective, a single sheet of graphene big enough to cover a soccer or football field would weigh less than 1 gram.
Graphene can carry electricity more efficiently, precisely and faster than any other materials on earth.
Even at only one atom thick, defect-free graphene is believed to be 100% impermeable to all gases and liquids.