As Prof. Hone at Columbia put it, "it would take an elephant balanced on a pencil to break through a sheet of graphene the thickness of Saran Wrap" (Picture: Andrew Shea/Columbia Engineering)
The latest research may pave the way for flexible electronic devices (Image: Shutterstock)
Columbia University researchers have come up with a way to produce large joined sheets of graphene which are just as strong as the material in its pure, crystalline form (Image: Shutterstock)
A study conducted at Columbia University has revealed that even when stitched together from much smaller fragments, large sheets of graphene still retain much of their mechanical properties. The discovery may be a crucial step forward in the mass-production of carbon nanotubes that could be used to manufacture flexible electronics, ultra-light and strong materials, and perhaps even the first space elevator.
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