User login


You are here

Graphene-based composite material

Henry Tan's picture

Graphene is the world's thinnest material.

The one-atom-thick carbon layers have shown remarkable strength and stiffness.

The so-called "graphene-based sheets" can be mixed into polymers, glasses and ceramics, to produce novel composite materials with useful thermal, electrical and mechanical properties.

Henry Tan's picture

Led by Rod Ruoff (, a team in the Northwestern University researchers developed a process that promises to lead to the creation of a new class of composite materials -- “graphene-based materials.”

Henry Tan's picture

The team led by Professor Andre Geim at The University of Manchester, extracted individual planes of carbon atoms from graphite crystals, which resulted in the production of the thinnest possible fabric - graphene.

The resulting atomic sheet is stable, highly flexible and strong and remarkably conductive. 

Subscribe to Comments for "Graphene-based composite material"

Recent comments

More comments


Subscribe to Syndicate