We can certainly sense something coming out of Nokia’s stable that uses Supermaterial “Graphene”. Nokia is really creating kind of buzz around Graphene. They have posted a second article about Graphene and this article tells us “10 fascinating facts” about the wonder material. So, here it goes,
- It’s only one atom thick! This makes it mathematically two dimensional and one of the thinnest materials imaginable.
- It is a Nobel Prize winning discovery.
- For isolating graphene, Geim and Novoselov used sticky tape to pull a single layer of graphite free—a technique known as mechanical exfoliation—and ended up with graphene.
- Pretty pricey. Graphene to cover the head of a pin would cost upwards of €1,000.
- Massively stretchy—it stretches up to 25% of its length!—and extraordinarily stiff. In fact, it’s the stiffest, or hardest, material known. It’s even stiffer than diamond!
- Even after being the thinnest thing, even at just one atom thick, it’s still visible.
- It’s fantastically good at electricity conduction and can be used in making 10 times better batteries.
- Graphene shrinks when it is warmed and it expands when it is cooled :).
- It’s the most impermeable material yet to be discovered.
- Electrons can pass through it easily and hence will make many experiments possible in high-speed quantum physics.
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