WHAT IS GRAPHENE?
WHY ALL THE EXCITEMENT?
GRAPHENE IS THE THINNEST MATERIAL EVER ISOLATED. IT IS A SINGLE SHEET OF CARBON ATOMS ARRANGED IN A HEXAGONAL NETWORK. GRAPHENE’S UNIQUE STRUCTURE GIVES RISE TO A SERIES OF OUTSTANDING PHYSICAL PROPERTIES.
0.345nm or just one carbon atom thick
200x stronger than steel at
the same thickness
Stretches up to 20% of length
Fully impermeable – even to helium gas
Most Conductive (Electrical)
1 million times more conductive than copper
Most Conductive (THERMal)
5,000 W/mK in all directions (isotropic)
Absorbs only about 2.3% of visible light
These superlative properties of graphene ensure that graphene products bring disruptive performance improvements when utilised in a range of industrial applications.