Graphene: the impressive 2D material full of potential
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Mikael Fogelstrom |
• October 2014
Graphene is often called the "material of superlatives" because so much about it is extreme. Made of a single layer of carbon atoms, it is the thinnest structure ever (it is actually 2D). It is impermeable, stronger than diamond, and the best thermal conductor found to date. Mikael Fogelstrom, head of the Graphene Institute at Chalmers University, explains graphene's chemical structure, its potential applications, and why this might just catapult us into the next Carbon Age.