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.

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  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 PhysOrg.com’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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