Strange Facts About Graphene You Never Knew
When Graphene was first discovered, no one knew how popular it would become. Today, Graphene is considered a wonder material. It won’t be long before it’s used in every device, vehicle, and business we visit. While most people have a general idea of what Graphene is, there are several facts about this material that aren’t well known.
Graphene is Stronger Than Steel
At just one atom thick, Graphene is the thinnest material known to man. It’s also one of the strongest. Graphene is 300 times stronger than steel.
Graphene Has No Band Gap
A band gap is the gap between the energy of an electron when it’s bound to an atom and the conduction band. Graphene does not have a band gap, meaning it can absorb photons with energy at every frequency. This makes Graphene ideal for use in photovoltaic (PV) cells.
Best Conductor of Electricity
Graphene is the best conductor of electricity. It also has the highest current density at room temperature, the highest intrinsic mobility, and can carry electricity more efficiently, faster, and with more precision than any other material.
Despite being stiffer than diamond, Graphene can stretch up to twenty percent of its length. This makes it perfect for numerous applications.
Most Impermeable Material Ever Discovered
Nothing gets through Graphene. Even helium atoms can’t squeeze through. This makes Graphene an excellent material for building sensitive gas detectors.
Graphene is extremely transparent. It absorbs just 2.3 percent of the light that lands on it. However, if you place Graphene on a blank sheet, you can actually see it.
Graphene is a Single Layer of Graphite
Most people don’t realize that Graphene is simply a single layer of graphite, the “lead” commonly used in pencils.
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