New carbon super-material is the "strongest in the universe"

Graphene also conducts electricity 100 times faster than silicon computer chips

Scientists across the world have become smitten with the new wonder material Graphene. Graphene is pure carbon, one atom thick and conducts electricity 100 times faster than silicon computer chips. Despite being the strongest material known to mankind, it can be bent, folded or rolled up. The Pentagon has invested $22 million in research to make computer equipment with the
material. Touch screens, solar cells, energy storage devices and cell phones are other potential graphene applications. How to make the super-material eluded scientists before, but technological progress over the last three months has enabled scientists to streamline the composition process. “Challenges that looked so daunting just two years ago have suddenly shrunk, if not evaporated,” says Andre Geim, a physicist at the University of Manchester, in the journal Science.


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