Is Graphene the New ‘Wonder’ Material?
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.
Jonathan Coleman is a chemical physics professor at Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland.
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 is a mechanical engineering professor at Columbia University in New York, New York.
Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.