Hede.io Entry: Graphene

Graphene is a pure form of the chemical element carbon. What makes graphene different from other forms of pure carbon such as diamond and graphite is that graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal (honeycomb) lattice.

Graphene is transparent and is an excellent conductor of heat and electric current. Because of its diamagnetic property a rare-earth magnet can make graphene levitate. Graphene is currently the strongest man-made material known to science.

Applications currently being researched for graphene include electronics, building materials and energy storage. I believe that the energy storage application of graphene will help make solar power and electric vehicles more practical.

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