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Imagine a carbon sheet that's only one atom thick but is stronger than diamond and conducts electricity 100 times faster than the silicon in computer chips.
That's graphene, the latest wonder material coming out of science laboratories around the world. It's creating tremendous buzz among physicists, chemists and electronic engineers.
It is the thinnest known material in the universe, and the strongest ever measured," Andre Geim , a physicist at the University of Manchester
Graphene is presently one of the most expensive materials on Earth, with a sample that can be placed at the cross section of a human hair costing more than $1,000
Measurements have shown that graphene has a breaking strength 200 times greater than steel, making it the strongest material ever tested
Originally posted by Jomina
reply to post by Desolate Cancer
I agree there. This stuff would definitely revolutionize the world.
I wonder, though, what they COULD do to reduce the cost of it?
Time will tell, though. I think if they could get it down to a reasonable level, we could start seeing some amazing things
Originally posted by The Last Man on Earth
1 molecule thick and stronger than steel? Wouldn't that mean it's ultra-sharp, too?