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.
Breaking strength is 200 - 300 times stronger than steel
Tensile 20 GPa
5,000 - 5,300 W/mK
Graphene is 100 times higher than copper wire
Up to 2,700 m2/g
Flexibility / Elasticity
Stress Failure >20%
Graphene is amazingly transparent and absorbs just 2.3% of light