GRAPHENE as an Automotive material
Emergence of the next generation breakthrough material and applications
Graphene has long been christened the gold mine of new age materials since its first discovery in 2004 by a team of two scientists at Manchester University. A single-atom, two-dimensional thick film of carbon-graphene is known to have strength, electrical conductivity and flexibility, all of which are incredibly higher than any of the current materials known to man. In its purest form, it is just a network of carbon atoms bonded to each other in single layer, hexagonal shapes. The sp2 bonding of atoms, being one of the strongest without the weaker shear-prone multi layers, accounts for graphene being up to 40 times stronger than diamond and 300 times stronger than A36 stainless steel.