27 October 2020
Graphene is a single-atomic-layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. The unprecedented features of graphene make it the thinnest and strongest material ever created. Graphene is the basic structural element of carbon allotropes such as graphite, charcoal, and diamonds. For example graphite is made of several layers of graphene.
The unique potential of graphene, offering the theoretical strength of diamond together with the flexibility of plastic, finds application in a wide range of industries: electronics, energy storage, composite materials and drug delivery.
Graphene quality varies considerably depending on how the material is produced, so characterizing raw material and finished products is of fundamental importance. Manufacturers looking to scale-up and functionalize graphene production need rapid and reliable feedback on structure and quality to assure product quality. In AlfatestLab we provide various analytical techniques that have been proven to be useful in characterizing graphene and graphene-based materials.
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 Panagiotis G. Karagiannidis, et. al. “Microfluidization of Graphite and Formulation of Graphene-Based Conductive Inks” ACS Nano. January 19, 2017. www.acsnano.org