Why graphene for energy storage?
Graphene is a single layer of graphite; an array of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal honeycomb lattice. .It’s hard to describe the properties of graphene without a heavy dependence on superlatives. At just one atom thick, it’s a million times thinner than a human hair, 200 times stronger than steel. It’s a better conductor of electricity than copper. In fact, it’s better than anything at conducting heat and electricity. It’s extremely flexible–bendable and stretchable–impermeable to water, transparent, completely organic, affordable…and that’s just for starters. Graphene is expected to enable energy storage devices with several new features that do not exist in the current technology. Nanotech Energy is working on converting this dream into a reality.