Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | June 13, 2011

Factoid #8: Graphene

Factoid #8:

Graphene is the latest, cool nanotechnology. It’s a flat sheet of carbon atoms in a honeycomb pattern like carbon nanotubes. Each sheet is only one atom thick. Graphene applications range from electronic to solar to medical and beyond.


  1. AC, I’m fascinated with the “beyond” applications. Thanks for spurring my imagination.

    • You’re so welcome. For a peek at “beyond”, I recommend tracking’s nanotechnology section. Their link is on this website’s blogroll. Cheers, Ashley
      P.S. Wikipedia is fairly accurate for nanotech, so far. – A. C.

  2. That’s pretty interesting. My mind is putting it in solar panels, but I think that’s because it’s the only thing I’m familiar with .

    • Hi Catie, One graphene application is inexpensive solar cells. This is all pretty new–bleeding edge–technology. The term, graphene, was first used in 1962. Cheers, Ashley

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