Graphene: Carbon in Two Dimensions

McClintock, P V E (2012) Graphene: Carbon in Two Dimensions. Contemporary Physics, 53 (6). pp. 503-504. ISSN 0010-7514

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Abstract

Graphene is a material that invites superlatives. It has been much in the news recently, especially following the 2010 Nobel Prize to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novaselov for their ‘groundbreaking experiments’ on graphene. A two-dimensional sheet of carbon atoms linked in a hexagonal lattice, just one atom thick, it is the thinnest known material, is harder than diamond and stronger than steel, while still very stretchable (by up to 20%), has an electrical conductivity higher than copper, and has an exceptionally high thermal conductivity.

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Journal Article
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Contemporary Physics
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02 Jan 2013 09:15
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