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Graphen -- new revolutionary carbon material ?
The physician Andre Konstantin Geim found that relatively new product in 2008 and co-won the Nobel Price in physics in 2010.
What is Graphen ? It is a carbon based material harder than Diamond, 300 times more unbreakable than steel, 30 times more "stretchy" than steel and 1 Million times thinner than a Piece of paper, kind like the first 2-dimensional material, Looks kind like a foil. It conducts heat and electricity extremely well and is absolutely impermeable for any gases.
First applications for it will be likely transistors. Researchers already constructed such a transistor with a thickness of 1 thenths of a nanometer and works under normal roomtemperatur (does not needs to be cooled down). A graphen transistor is 100 times faster than conventional ones which should translate to graphen computer chips settled computers, which will have much, much higher calculationsrate than we think of today.
A side effect of graphen is the great ability to store energy, which again will revolutionarize the ability of batteries to save energy to a higher degree and much longer.
Will it revolutionize the spreading of e-mobiles, home / factory energy techniques and much much more ? Is it dangerous for our climate (i.e. as it tends to spread fast thru i.e. water) ?
I'm no physician and definitively not able to structure all those informations regarding Graphen in a competent context, but my beliefs are such that if Graphen (or any other new produces material in that direction) is just half of what it seems to be it will change a lot energy source/storage wise.
Thoughts welcome !!
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