Adding graphene to thin rubber films can make them stronger and stretchier, University of Manchester researchers have shown.
Graphene is a disruptive technology; one that could open up new markets and even replace existing technologies or materials. It is when graphene is used both as an improvement to an existing material and in a transformational capacity that its true potential could be realised.
The vast amount of products, processes and industries which graphene could create a significant impact all stems from its amazing properties.
No other material has the breadth of superlatives that graphene boasts making it ideal for countless applications.
- It is 200 times stronger than steel, yet incredibly lightweight and flexible.
- It is electrically and thermally conductive but also transparent.
- It is the world's first 2D material and is one million times smaller than the diameter of a single human hair.
Combining all of graphene's amazing properties could create an impact of the scale last seen with the Industrial Revolution.
This is only the start. These are only the first steps. The potential of graphene is limited only by our imagination.