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The Strength of GRAPHENE Explained


The Strength of GRAPHENE Explained

The Strength of GRAPHENE Explained - In this video I discuss about Graphene and where does the 10x stronger or 200x stronger than steel comes from.


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GRAPHYNE - What is STRONGER than Graphene? - Explained in 3 min

What is stronger than Graphene? There are two carbon based materials, and today I will talk about Graphyne which is by far the strongest material that will ever be made by man for a while.

Graphyne is nothing but a combination of Graphene and Carbyne where the introduction of the chain with triple bond connections gives the extra strength.

Microbullet hits confirm graphene's strength at Rice University

Graphene's great strength appears to be determined by how well it stretches before it breaks, according to Rice University scientists who tested the material's properties by peppering it with microbullets.

The two-dimensional carbon honeycomb discovered a decade ago is thought to be much stronger than steel. But the Rice lab of materials scientist Edwin Ned Thomas didn't need even close to a pound of graphene to prove the material is on average 10 times better than steel at dissipating kinetic energy.

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Graphene Explained

Today we discuss Graphene and its implications on block propagation.

Simple test for Graphene

Here is a simple test to see if you have graphene on your hands. It's not the most definitive thing, but it really does get you in the ballpark.

Strength of strong materials: graphene, spider's silk and steel

A talk given by Harry Bhadeshia at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST-MISIS) in Moscow. Videos courtesy of Professor Alyona Ponomarenko.

Strength is a reflection of the ability of a material to support a load without undergoing permanent change, although ultimate strength refers to fracture. Spider's thread has a tensile strength of about 700 MPa but a density of only 1.3 grams per cubic centimetre, which apparently giving it a specific strength that is six times greater than steel of identical tensile strength. The silk is also claimed to be much tougher than steel. Graphene or carbon nanotubes with a strength of 130 GPa is said to be 100-300 times stronger than steel. When examining these and other claims in detail, it seems that the elementary science of strong materials has been forgotten. The purpose of this talk is to regurgitate the science and introduce methods of comparing materials that are justified.

New Discovery Could Unlock Graphene's Full Potential

It's time for an update on graphene, that super material of the future! Scientists have come up with some new ways of making it that are easier and cheaper than ever before.

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The Story of Graphene

Fascination with this material stems from its remarkable physical properties and the potential applications these properties offer for the future. Although scientists knew one atom thick, two-dimensional crystal graphene existed, no-one had worked out how to extract it from graphite.

Scientists cook up material 200 times stronger than steel out of soybean oil

Many production techniques involve the use of intense heat in a vacuum, and expensive ingredients like high-purity metals and explosive compressed gases. Now a team of Australian scientists has detailed how they turned cheap everyday ingredients into graphene under normal air conditions. They said the research, published today in the journal Nature Communications, may open up a new avenue for the low-cost synthesis of the highly sought-after material.

Physicists patent detonation technique to mass-produce graphene

Forget chemicals, catalysts and expensive machinery-a Kansas State University team of physicists has discovered a way to mass-produce graphene with three ingredients: hydrocarbon gas, oxygen and a spark plug. Their method is simple: Fill a chamber with acetylene or ethylene gas and oxygen. Use a vehicle spark plug to create a contained detonation. Collect the graphene that forms afterward.


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One of the strongest lightweight materials known

A team of MIT engineers has successfully designed a new 3-D material with five percent the density of steel and ten times the strength, making it one of the strongest lightweight materials known. (Learn more:

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Graphene 3D printing on a massive scale

I'm using the BAAM. It's a very large 3D printer that can literally print a car on it. In this case, we are printing test hexes so they can be cut up and the plastic prints can be tested for it strength. More to come...



Energy Scavenging With A Graphene Sheet

While we wait we always get on and here is an interesting thing we have been working on in the background for using our graphene sheet to attenuate EMF and scavenge energy from the environment... You can buy the sheets from our webshop at

Getting exposure to graphite and graphene as it moves into ‘high tech’

John Meyer, partner and mining analyst at SP Angel, discusses the #graphite and #graphene opportunities and some of the effects of the concerns around environmental issues that have seen China cut back on production, the effects of which have been to push up prices and provide new opportunities in the sector.

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CARBYNE LAC Explained in 4 Min - Stronger than Graphene

CARBYNE LAC Explained - In this video we will talk about the two know or at least in theory, carbon structures that are by far stronger than Graphene.

In organic chemistry, a carbyne is a general term for any compound whose molecular structure includes an electrically neutral carbon atom with three non-bonded electrons, connected to another atom by a single bond. A carbyne thus has the general formula R-C3•

Its right name is Linear Acetylenic Carbon (LAC for short), and from wiki again, it’s an allotrope of carbon with chemical structure (−C≡C−)n where n is any number really. The key here is the triple bonds that make it really strong.

GRAPHENE: What is it? (2019)

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1. INTRODUCTION: Honeycomb carbon

Graphene is a two-dimensional material that is ultra light, super strong, and very conductive. It’s a one atom thick layer of carbon atoms arranged hexagonally like a honeycomb structure....
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The properties of graphene can vary significantly depending on the type of graphene being used. Although the basic definition of graphene is a 1 layer thick of hexagonally arranged carbon atoms, there are graphene variations with multiple layers of stacked sheets and other chemically modifications that are also labelled as graphene for convenience...
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‘Why does graphene not have the same properties of graphite if graphite is just many layers of graphene stacked together?’ one may ask. When you have so many layers of graphene stacked together, the strength of the overall bulk material is as strong as the the weak van der waals forces between the...
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Top down approaches of graphene production involve isolating graphene layers from graphite. Details of different types of methods will be described here...
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- Energy storage
- Batteries
- Supercapacitors
- Corrosion-resistance coating
- Medical applications
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Research has never been more active in the field of graphene and graphene-based materials. New discoveries about graphene properties especially when interacting with other materials are still being made. Many new applications are getting discovered as well as improvements on current graphene applications all around the world...
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Largely the graphene industry is still considered an emerging industry undergoing R&D efforts to improve the commercial scalability and application of graphene. However, there are a few companies that are already producing graphene and taking advantage of the growing market for graphene....
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The first main challenge with graphene is with commercial scalability. There are also concerns with toxicity. Also described here are some application-specific challenges, such as first cycle irreversible capacity loss in lithium ion batteries....
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Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet

Graphene is a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster — some day. For the past 15 years, consumers have been hearing about this wonder material and all the ways it could change everything. Is it really almost here, or is it another promise that is perpetually just one more breakthrough away?

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Graphene : The Miracle Material

In this video the recently discovered material Graphene is explored. A cost effective way of extracting Graphene was discovered in 2004.

Graphene is the strongest material known to mankind and also the most conductive. Ten engineering applications of graphene are discussed in this video including its use in stealth technology.

Stress test on GNext graphene products.

GNext materials are proved to remain stable on high stress conditions, more than 50.000 cycles fatigue-bending tests have been performed, on film and printed pattern, without recording any performance variation.

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