Graphene exhibits a unique structure and exceptional electrical, physical, and chemical properties. This two-dimensional carbon allotropes material compares favorably with several advanced materials used in a wide range of applications.
Its electrons and holes mobility is more than a factor of 100 higher than silicon, its strength is more than two orders of magnitude greater than steel, its thermal conductivity is more than a factor of 10 higher than silver, it can transmit over 97% of incident light well above the 90% obtained with indium tin oxide, yet it is light and flexible. Because of its extraordinary capabilities, graphene is regarded as the “wonder material “with a potential of revolutionizing a variety of technologies. Obviously, significant progress has been made in the understanding of the properties and capabilities of graphene, however, the inability to commensurate this achievement with its commercialization remains a huge challenge.
A factor of 100 higher than silicon
More than two orders of magnitude greater than steel
More than a factor of 10 higher than silver
Can transmit over 97% of incident light well above the 90% obtained with indium tin oxide