Graphene

A new era with Wonder Material

What is Graphene?

Theorized in the middle of the 20th century but deemed impossible to extract, graphene was only isolated in 2004 thanks to a Scotch tape and a pencil lead. Its discoverers were awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010.

Graphene is the first two dimensional and the thinnest material known to man at one atom thick, and also incredibly strong – about 200 times stronger than steel. On top of that, graphene is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and has interesting light absorption abilities, as well as extremely light weight. It is truly a material that could change the world, with unlimited potential for integration in almost any industry.

Graphene is a Single layer of carbon atoms with each atom bound to three neighbours in a honeycomb lattice. It is the building-block of Graphite (which is used, among others things, in pencil tips), but graphene is a remarkable substance on its own – with a multitude of astonishing properties which repeatedly earn it the title “wonder material”.

A 1 mm graphite can consist of more than 3 million Graphene layers. The best thing about Graphene is that it is harder than diamonds but more flexible than rubber.

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Key Characteristics of Graphene 

Graphene is one of the most durable resources on this planet and has its application across a diverse sector. If one makes a sheet of a wrapper of cling film of Graphene, it will require a pressure of 2000 kg to penetrate the sheet with a pencil.

• The electron mobility of Graphene is 100 times faster than silicon
• It can bear heat five times better than diamond
• The electrical conductivity of Graphene is 10 times better than copper
• It is impermeable, and even a small atom of helium cannot penetrate a sheet made of monolayers of Graphene

These are some unique characteristics of Graphene, and that makes it one of the most preferred materials for manufacturing industries. As a specialty solution provider, UniSol is representing one of the premium European manufacturers of Graphene, at the best-in-the-industry costs

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Extraordinary properties Graphene

  • Resistant: 200 x more than steel
  • Conductive: both thermally (5 x > diamond) and electrically (10 x > copper)
  • Impermeable: no gas or liquid can pass through
  • Hard as diamond
  • Light: 1g can cover 5000m²
  • Flexible
  • Transparent: 97%
  • Hydrophobic
  • Protective: anti-UV, corrosion and electromagnetic
  • Antibacterial
  • Biocompatible
  • Flame retardant
  • Inert
  • Lubricant

Where to Use?

Graphene is gaining popularity as the ‘New Plastic’ as the use of this fantastic material is increasing with time.

Composites and Coatings

Graphene features intrinsic mechanical properties that distinguish the material as a reinforcing agent. Graphene features anti-wear properties and acts as an ultra-high barrier against water and corrosion. It addition, it promotes transparent coatings and shields properties against lightning strikes.
As a premier specialty polymer and manufacturing solution provider, UniSol brings the best-quality Graphene for industrial use. We are here to help you to speed up the process of manufacturing with the right material and ensure profitability.

Biomedical Technologies

The discovery of Graphene has revolutionized biomedical technologies. Its fast electron mobility, high surface area and multifunctional potential facilitate the innovation and development of biosensors that can establish extraordinary interfaces with mild tissues. The applications of Graphene in biomedical technologies are the thermal removal of cancer cells, neutralizing cancer-effected stem cells, the electronic edge for nerve tissue and living cells, tags for bio-imaging and many more.

Membranes

Graphene is almost impenetrable, and this quality makes it a perfect barrier against liquids and fluids. Graphene can be used as a layer to protect liquids and gasses. Due to its impermeability, Graphene has its usage to control water or as a gas barrier required in the packaging industry, or to separate the solvent from water to purify and desalination of water.

Energy Harvesting and Storage

The energy sector uses Graphene, where Graphene-based materials and non-materials play a significant role. Solar cells, Graphene batteries, supercapacitors and catalysts for fuel cells are some of the significant applications of Graphene in energy harvesting and storage.

Sensors

Graphene is a material where every atom is open to its environment that makes it a perfect material for chemical and gas sensors. The use of Graphene can range from explosive detection, gas sensing, environmental monitoring, biosensors to detect several diseases, environmental monitoring devices and more.

Electronics

The unique atomic structure of Graphene makes it one of the most preferred materials for electronic devices. Electrons available in the atomic structure of Graphene travel in high velocity and electronic devices made of Graphene help consumers to save electricity. Graphene has its usage in foldable and stretchable devices, high-frequency electronic products, high-performing transistors, low-cost printable devices and many other devices.

Graphene as an Additive

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