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.
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
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
- Transparent: 97%
- Protective: anti-UV, corrosion and electromagnetic
- Flame retardant
Where to Use?
Graphene is gaining popularity as the ‘New Plastic’ as the use of this fantastic material is increasing with time.