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Definition of graphene

: an extremely electrically conductive form of elemental carbon that is composed of a single flat sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a repeating hexagonal lattice

Examples of graphene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From there, all the researchers had to do was produce graphene to get the batteries working. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 1 Mar. 2022 This isolated everything but the edge of the graphene from the rest of the transistor hardware. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 10 Mar. 2022 Another idea is to perhaps wrap the blades or towers in material similar to the radar-absorbing carbon or graphene polymers used on stealth aircraft to dampen some, but not all, of the radar signal and prevent the distortion. Eric Niiler, Wired, 2 Mar. 2022 As well as providing faster-charging speeds, the graphene used in the ElecJet Apollo Ultra is more sustainable and environmentally friendly because it can be charged up to 2,500 times, as opposed to the typical 500 cycles of lithium-ion batteries. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 The Kore line also forgoes titanal in favor of weight-saving materials like graphene and multiple applications of carbon fiber. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, 9 Jan. 2022 These are graphene powered coatings and films for electromagnetic interference and radio frequency interference shielding, as well as heat management. James Conca, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 Apollo Ultra is billed as the first power bank to use real graphene on a scale large enough to deliver ultra-fast charging and long service life. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 In particular, the solid carbon that is recovered during hydrogen production via pyrolysis can be used in existing applications that involve carbon black, graphite, carbon fiber, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene and other derivatives. Baker Institute, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of graphene

1985, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of graphene was in 1985

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“Graphene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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