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Graphene - World's Strongest Material
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Graphene - World's Strongest Material
Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of bonded carbon atoms with amazing properties. Its honeycomb crystal lattice gives it an almost supernatural strength, and its potential uses are nearly limitless.


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Posted by nova on May 23, 2011
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Posted by Tibor on May 23, 2011 at 9:51 am
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley built an optical modulator (switches light on and off) using Graphene. This is the basis of network modulators (which use light to transmit data). The graphene based modulator is the world's smallest and fastest - which could help create faster communication devices. In fact Graphene can be used to create modulators that are up to ten times faster than any current technology based modulators.
Posted by skywalker on May 29, 2011 at 10:06 pm
It is both a building material and a viable transistor component?? It looks like you could craft a computer and its case out of this stuff.

Bet you'd have a hard time breaking it too!
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