The Graphene Revolution

The Graphene Revolution

The weird science of the ultra-thin

by Brian Clegg

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/07/2018

RRP  $19.99 $19.65
In 2003, Russian physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov found a way to produce graphene - the thinnest substance in the world - by using sticky tape to separate an atom-thick layer from a block of graphite.

Their efforts would win the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics, and now the applications of graphene and other 'two-dimensional' substances form a worldwide industry.

Graphene is far stronger than steel, a far better conductor than any metal, and able to act as a molecular sieve to purify water. Electronic components made from graphene are a fraction of the size of silicon microchips and can be both flexible and transparent, making it possible to build electronics into clothing, produce solar cells to fit any surface, or even create invisible temporary tattoos that monitor your health.

Ultra-thin materials give us the next big step forward since the transistor revolutionised electronics. Get ready for the graphene revolution.
ISBN:
9781785783760
Category:
Popular science
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-07-2018
Series:
Hot Science
Publisher:
Icon Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
176
Dimensions (mm):
198x129mm
Brian Clegg

Brian Clegg, consultant editor, has written for Nature, The Times and The Wall Street Journal and has lectured at Oxford and Cambridge universities and the Royal Institution.

He is editor of the book review site www.popularscience.co.uk, and his publications include A Brief History of Infinity and How to Build a Time Machine.

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