Since graphene’s discovery in 2004, it has become the material with the most promise, with a wide number of potential applications. It is the strongest material, has excellent conductive properties, and is incredibly flexible. There’s only one current limitation with graphene—besides the human imagination: it has no band gap, meaning it can’t be switched off.
Since the discovery of graphene in 2004, research on how to make graphene useful in industrial applications has been fervent. Graphene has many desirable properties: It’s the strongest material—it’s over two hundred times stronger than steel. It’s thin—just one gram of graphene can cover an entire football field. It’s conductive—it’s even more conductive than copper.
Graphene: the wonder material that is one atom thick, many times stronger than steel, and extremely conductive. Graphene, which is ultra thin graphite, has been around since 2004 after the University of Manchester discovered it and the research and possible applications continue to balloon. This material is more commonly heard of in solar and device/sensor