It was a material so strong that it would ‘take an elephant, balanced on a sharpened pencil, to break through a sheet of graphene the thickness of Saran Wrap [cling film].’
It won its creators the Nobel Prize and went on to receive a €1bn (£880m) research grant from the EU in 2013.
It was touted as the ‘miracle material’ with ‘limitless potential’ set to turn the entire technology sector upside down. It was going to mean you ’could roll up your iPhone and stick it behind your ear like a pencil’.
To put it more simply, graphene is a material stronger than diamond made up of single-atom-thick carbon sheets which are light, flexible and more conductive than silicon.
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