Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre
Graphene is the name for a sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a perfect hexagonal lattice. It is the building block of graphite – pencil lead. If you separate out one atomic layer of graphite, this is graphene. It is an incredibly strong and conductive material.
Graphene is the strongest known material, yet it’s also flexible. It can conduct electricity and heat incredibly well, but is only a single atom thick. It is also a very effective barrier material to gases and liquids.
Graphene products are beginning to come to the market, for example in coatings, composites, membranes and electronic applications.