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
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
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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