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graphene and its applications
What is graphene?
A brief history…
Graphene was discovered in 2004 by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov who isolated the material using adhesive tape and a graphite pencil. This revolution won them a Nobel Prize in 2010. Since then, research into this promising new material has multiplied, and more and more incredible properties are being discovered that can be applied to a wide range of sectors.
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Graphene is 100% carbon, just like diamond, graphite and amorphous carbon. However, graphene is a 2D material in which a single layer of carbon atoms is arranged in a honeycomb structure. Its unique structure gives it exceptional properties, setting it apart from other forms of carbon. Graphene is the world’s lightest known material, with remarkable mechanical strength, high thermal and electrical conductivity and even barrier properties.
However, industrial graphene should not be seen as a single supermaterial meeting the needs of a wide range of applications, but rather as a family of materials with a wide variety of properties. Each graphene-based material will be better suited to one application or another, depending on the desired effect.
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