On the world today, Diamond is no longer the strongest metal.The latest discovery in science is about to drop your jaws so hold them tight and brace your teeth!LOL.Here you can see the updates on Science latest discovery the Graphene! The world's strongest metal.Unlike the diamond this metal is made.



The carbon supermaterial graphene is already known for its exotic electronic properties. Now two studies suggest that the material is also one of the strongest, most elastic and stiffest materials known to science.
Graphene crystals are atom-thick sheets of carbon atoms connected together in hexagons, like chicken wire.
Graphene flakes are produced every time we put pencil to paper - the graphite in pencils is simply a 3D structure comprising multiple stacked layers of graphene. And yet graphene was only isolated for the first time in 2004.
In the graphene "gold rush" since then, scientists have scrambled to uncover the material's properties and discover potential applications. The large surface-to-volume ratio and high conductivity already suggest uses in ultra-small electronics.
Now, researchers have discovered that graphene has remarkable mechanical properties too. Changgu Lee and Xiaoding Wei at Columbia University, New York, took flakes of graphene 10 to 20 micrometers in diameter and laid them across a silicon wafer patterned with holes just 1 to 1.5 micrometers in diameter, like a microscopic muffin tray . . .continue reading

Imagine a carbon sheet that's only one atom thick but is stronger than diamond and conducts electricity 100 times faster than the silicon in computer chips!!! Oh my great discovery huh!
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