Graphene is an allotrope of carbon in the form of a two-dimensional, atomic-scale, hexagonal lattice in which one atom forms each vertex. It is the basic structural element of other allotropes, including graphite, charcoal, carbon nanotubes and fullerenes. It can be considered as an indefinitely large aromatic molecule, the ultimate case of the family of flat polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
Graphene and its band structure and Dirac cones, effect of a grid on doping
Graphene has many unusual properties. It is about 200 times stronger than the strongest steel. It efficiently conducts heat and electricity and is nearly transparent. Graphene shows a large and nonlinear diamagnetism, greater than graphite and can be levitated by neodymium magnets.
In the past we have Graphene had been used in a Moto phone, It was a self healing phone. The cut from the knife on the body of the phone was being self healed by this material called Graphene.
Now scientists have found that nano sheets of Graphene could convert salt water into fresh water directly without any other requirements. The saline water has to be passed through the nano Graphene membranes and the water would convert into fresh water instantly !!! Isn’t it Mind-blowing? More researches are currently being done to convert this into practicality. Will keep you guys updated on the news.
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