Meet graphene, the material of the future

Graphene is one of the strongest materials known to date – a sheet as thin as paper is strong enough to support an elephant and it can also stretch like rubber.  The amazing metal is attracting researchers worldwide who want to find new applications for this revolutionary material.

Virtually invisible, graphene can be synthesized from graphite to create the thinnest, strongest, and most conductive material known today.

The University of Manchester, who won the Nobel Prize for its work, developed the technique for creating graphene – which more or less – consists of pulling graphite apart with sticky tape.

Visual Capitalist has created a unique infographic, explaining why this material could change the world as we know it:

 

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