chapter  77
In direction to a sustainable material—graphene
WithC. Alho, S. Basílio
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This research paper intends to show the emerging use of graphene, a relatively new material with amazing physical and chemical properties, is 200 times stronger than steel and about the size of a carbon atom can be extremely strong and at the same time incredibly light and flexible. Conducts electricity better and heat than any other material (it is 10 times faster than copper to conduct electricity).

For its various optical and thermal characteristics, which, at least in the basic tests are surprisingly favorable to various applications, it is considered by many scientists the material of the century.

Graphene seems to have numerous applications in the industries of technology, health, textile, sports, in the field of food preservation and its application in architecture and conservation and restoration.