Graphene paper - a new strong and flexible material

Researhcers from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, developed a new material called Graphene paper (GP), made from Graphite which is lighter, stronger, harder and more flexible than steel. It's also eco-friendly and recyclable. The new material is thinner than paper and ten times stronger than steel. The researchers say that the new material can be used in the automotive and aviation industries - to create lighter planes and cars which will be require less fuel, and yet be even more safe.

The new GP is made using raw graphite which is milled and purified using a chemical bath. This allows it to be pressed into thin sheets.

Posted: Apr 23,2011 by Ron Mertens