There has been a lot of buzz lately around graphene—a 2D material made from a single layer of carbon atoms tightly bound in a hexagonal honeycomb lattice.
It’s the thinnest substance ever made, with extremely interesting properties. It conducts electricity faster at room temperature than any other known material and it can convert light of any wavelength into a current. It is light, flexible and extremely strong.
Since graphene was first isolated over a decade ago, researchers have been investigating it for a variety of innovative purposes.
Over the last month, R&D Magazine took a closer look at different graphene applications as part of our “Special Focus” series.
Source: R&D Special Focus: Graphene