What is special in graphene?
Graphene has unique material properties, which leads to new inventions in electronics, energy systems, agriculture, apparel, and medicine. The following unique properties make graphene unique from the other existing materials.
We know the mechanical property of a material is dependent on stiffness (force need to deform), strength (force need to break), and toughness (energy need to break). Graphene has high toughness and low stiffness. Also, it is 100 times stronger than steel and more rigid than diamond. These properties make it a highly flexible, more robust material. The defects in the single-layer of graphene may cause weak links. The recent approach of diffusing with other metal atoms approach to overcome. Therefore it can be a move towards the flexible electronics industry. Sensors, actuators, tiny flexible circuits, touch screens, and Li-graphene batteries are some example applications in electronics.