Is Graphene the New ‘Wonder’ Material?

24:21 minutes

Graphene is an one-atom thick layer of graphite, the same material in pencil lead. This thin layer of the material is stronger than steel and flexible like plastic. Our panel of experts take us through a tour of what gives graphene its unique properties and how it might be used in computers, biomedical devices, and other future applications.

Segment Guests

Jonathan Coleman

Jonathan Coleman is a chemical physics professor at Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland.

A.T. Charlie Johnson

A.T. Charlie Johnson is a physics and astronomy professor and director of the Nano/Bio Interface Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

James Hone

James Hone is a mechanical engineering professor at Columbia University in New York, New York.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is Science Friday’s associate producer. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.

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