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Miracle Material May Change Everything

Graphite PencilsWe will be reading a lot more about graphene in the months and years ahead. The miracle material is a thin layer of pure carbon. Graphene’s carbon atoms are bonded together in a hexagonal honeycomb lattice thinner than a piece of paper. Discovered in 2003 by two Nobel laureates at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, the amazing material is stronger than diamonds, more flexible than rubber, and conducts electricity better than copper. Apple makes some very thin products that someday will seem thick and inflexible compared to new bendable devices as thin as paper. The possibilities for new applications and products based on graphene are mind boggling. Take a look at an excellent five minute video titled Graphene Wonderstuff from BBC’s The One Show.

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