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GSA Launches New Website

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Graphene Stakeholders Association (GSA), working with The InVentures Group, has launched a new website, with improved functionality, design, and navigation.

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GrapheneWhat is Graphene?

Graphene is an isolated atomic plane of graphite – a 2D substance composed of pure carbon, with atoms arranged in a regular hexagonal pattern similar to graphite, but in a one-atom thick sheet. The material was discovered by physicists in 2004.

Why Graphene?

Graphene has been hailed by researchers and technologists as one of the – if not the – most promising materials of the 21st century. The potential of graphene as an enabling technology rivals – and perhaps, surpasses – its cousin, the carbon nanotube.

We are at a very early stage of understanding graphene and its potential as an enabling technology. There is much research, characterization, testing and development work to be done. We have learned much from working with carbon nanotubes over the past decade – many lessons learned the hard way!

The Future

Graphene is flexible, transparent, strong, and electrically and thermally conductive.

Researchers and engineers have identify a host of key applications for graphene, including:

  • Semiconductors
  • Wearable computers
  • Flexible displays
  • Communications
  • Photovoltaics
  • Medical diagnostics and health care