Sunday, December 21, 2008

Graphene Sheets

Graphene Recipe Yields Carbon Cornucopia in Science.
The hottest material in physics these days is graphene, sheets of carbon just a single atom thick. Graphene is flexible yet harder than diamond. It conducts electricity faster at room temperature than anything else. And it's nearly transparent, a handy property for devices such as solar cells and displays that need to let light through. The only trouble is that people have been able to make only small flakes of the stuff--until now.