It was only a matter of time until the first applicable use of graphene came along. Now researchers at MIT have utilized this wonder material to construct the “strongest lightweight material known” on earth. The object has a density of just five per cent but is ten times stronger than steel and also one of the lightest.
Back in 2016 we interviewed one of the discoverers of this wonder material Noble Prize Winning Andre Geim. He relayed to us the frustration he felt in trying to get graphene into the commercial market, partly due to the difficulty of translating its two-dimensional strength into useful three-dimensional materials. It looks as if this new development could set the bar worldwide as companies will surely rush to get graphene into practical products such as vehicles, buildings and other devices.