We are currently pushing the boundaries in the world of electronics. Products don’t seem to be able to get much thinner without compromising strength and durability. What if we had a new family of materials which were just one atom thick, whilst retaining their strength? Is this possible?
The short answer is Yes. With the emergence of a new “super material” called graphene, the rule books may just have to be rewritten. Graphene was first discovered in 2004 by physicists; Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov at the University of Manchester, UK, for which the pair won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010. However only now that we understand it in more detail is it beginning to cause a stir.