Graphene is stronger than steel, tougher than a diamond and more conductive than copper.

 

Graphene is stronger than steel, tougher than a diamond and more conductive than copper.

Some of its interesting properties include its:

Strength – Strongest known material.

Electrical Conductivity – highest current density (a million times that of copper) at room temperature; the highest intrinsic mobility (100 times more than in silicon); and conducts electricity in the limit of no electrons.

No band gap –  A band gap is the gap between the energy of an electron when it is bound to an atom, and the so-called conduction band, where it is free to move around.

Ballistic Conduction – Ambient temperature “unimpeded” conduction of electrons. This is similar to superconductivity, but at room temperature.

Optical Transparency – 97.7% of White light transmission, absorbing just 2.3 percent of light that lands on it.

Elasticity – Although it is a crystal, Graphene stretches up to 20 percent of its length. And yet it is also the stiffest known material — even stiffer than diamond.

Impermeability – Graphene is also the most impermeable material ever discovered

Thermal Conductivity – Graphene also beats diamond in thermal conductivity. In fact, graphene now holds the record for conducting heat — it’s better than any other known material.