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The world’s thinnest and strongest material
What is Graphene?
In simple terms, graphene, is a thin layer of pure carbon; it is a single, tightly packed layer of
carbon atoms that are bonded together in a hexagonal honeycomb lattice. In more complex terms,
it is an allotrope of carbon in the structure of a plane of sp2 bonded atoms with a molecule bond
length of 0.142 nanometres. Layers of graphene stacked on top of each other form graphite, with
an interplanar spacing of 0.335 nanometres.
It is the thinnest compound known to man at one atom thick, the lightest material known (with 1
square meter coming in at around 0.77 milligrams), the strongest compound discovered (between
100-300 times stronger than steel and with a tensile stiffness of 150,000,000 psi), the best
conductor of heat at room temperature (at (4.84±0.44) × 10^3 to (5.30±0.48) × 10^3 W·m−1·K−1)
and also the best conductor of electricity known (studies have shown electron mobility at values of
more than 15,000 cm2·V−1·s−1). Other notable properties of graphene are its unique levels of
light absorption at πα ≈ 2.3% of white light, and its potential suitability for use in spin transport.