For years, Carbon has been useful in structural strength, water purification, and even in medical research. But carbon has yet another surprise for us, one that is hidden in an extremely abundant material. Graphene is a single atom thick sheet that stacked together makes graphite, and it has some amazing properties when it is separated. In just two years of research, graphene has already been used to create a 100ghz computer chip, conductive paint, a material that can connect directly to neurons, and even the lightest material ever made.
The future of power is just one atom thick.
Graphene supercapacitors are extremely lightweight, yet they are extremely powerful. Unlike batteries, which create energy by mixing hazardous chemicals together, supercapacitors simply hold static electricity just like how a full balloon holds potential energy. Because of this, the supercapacitors can charge and discharge substantially faster than batteries.
Not just for power.
Graphene has a wide variety of applications and as the material develops, so will our uses for it. We have already begun doing research on graphene's strength and computer applications and we will continue to go into graphene as it continues to grow.