Exactly What is Graphene?
- Graphene- a one-atom-thick layer of carbon arranged in a honeycomb lattice that forms flakes of graphite when stacked together. Graphene is produced from the crystalline or “flake” form of graphite. This new ultra-thin application of graphite is being claimed by some scientists as having the potential to be used to power the next generation of electronic products.
- “Currently, there is no substitute for graphite in many technologies, such as lithium-ion batteries. Between cell phones, tablet computers, laptops, hybrid and electric cars, all of which require a lot of graphite, the industry is growing at 25-30% annually. Large-scale uses include hybrid cars, which can require up to 40 pounds of graphite for the battery alone, while the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s fuselage is made from a graphite composite.” Kevin Puil, EncompassFund