Graphene is the strongest known substance. It is 10 times thinner than paper and 200 times stronger than steel. It's amazing what graphene can do.
Graphene is a material consisting of one layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice and extraordinary mechanical and electrical properties.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are known to have developed the theory for the toughness of polycrystalline graphene.
Graphene is strong but known to have low toughness and the low toughness is lower than diamond and a little higher than pure graphite.
The research was funded by the DOE Office of Science. DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
The global market for graphene was $9 million in 2012, with most of the demand from research and development in semiconductor, electronics, electric batteries, and composites.
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