Consisting of a sheet of carbon 1 atom thick it:
- is a 2D honeycomb structure
- can conduct electricity better than copper
- is about 100 times stronger than steel
The Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Manchester University's Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov in 2010 for its discovery.
Use The Essential Chemical Industry online to find out more about graphene and other composites.
And for more information on the graphene story look at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27113732