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Among the many advancements in the field of materials science in the past quarter century, none has generated the enthusiasm and excitement as the substance known as Graphene. This substance, discovered in 2003, is pure carbon in the form of sheets one atom thick. It has many extraordinary properties. It is about 100 times stronger than the strongest steel. It conducts heat and electricity efficiently and is nearly transparent. The following infographic by Systweak looks at some details of graphene and the uses of this miracle material of the future.

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Top image: Nano molecules on graphene. Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

[Source: Systweak. Top image added.]

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