graph·​ene ˈgra-ˌfēn How to pronounce graphene (audio)
: 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 During this process the contents were converted into graphene hydrogel—basically a mixture of graphene and water. Debbie G. Senesky, Scientific American, 17 Oct. 2023 Hypothetically, researchers could arrange similar graphene device arrays that mirror the approximately 10,000 different taste receptors located on a human tongue. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 4 Oct. 2023 Now, engineers have developed a path to mass-manufacture high-performance graphene sensors that can detect heavy metals and bacteria in flowing tap water. IEEE Spectrum, 28 Aug. 2023 The edge of the graphene could now act as a gate to control the conductivity of the semiconductor. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 10 Mar. 2022 Scientists can engineer the dots from materials that include gold, graphene and cadmium, and create their color by controlling their size. David Keyton, Christina Larson and Rodrique Ngowi The Associated Press, Arkansas Online, 4 Oct. 2023 Hsu says that the use of graphene and copper makes the device expensive right now, but the team is assessing the use of alternative materials to reduce cost. IEEE Spectrum, 6 Feb. 2023 Our experiments revealed special properties of our synthetic material that are directly related to the bizarre physics manifesting in graphene. Charles D. Brown Ii, Scientific American, 16 May 2023 His team is also studying ways to remove the contaminants from the graphene to make the sensors reusable. IEEE Spectrum, 28 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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 1 Dec. 2023.

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