What is Graphene? 

Graphene is a one-atom-thick planar sheet of sp2-bonded carbon atoms. Each Graphene sheet of carbon atoms, interconnected with three strong atomic bonds. The resulting hexagonal structure resembles a honeycombed chicken wire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov at the University of Manchester won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010 "for ground-breaking experiments regarding the two dimensional material Graphene.

Property Value 

Strength  

Breaking strength is 200 - 300 times stronger than steel

Tensile 20 GPa

 

Thermal Conductivity

5,000 - 5,300 W/mK

 

Electrical Conductivity

≥2000 S/m

Graphene is 100 times higher than copper wire

 

Surface Area

Up to 2,700 m2/g

 

Flexibility / Elasticity

Stress Failure >20%

 

Transparency

Graphene is amazingly transparent and absorbs just 2.3% of light