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<p>Graphene is just one atom thick, and is the thinnest, strongest material in the world today.</p>
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Graphene is just one atom thick, and is the thinnest, strongest material in the world today.

Thin innovation

Whilst graphene is the thinnest and strongest material ever tested, scientists are still discovering more about the semi-metal in practical terms.

Graphene is one of the most interesting materials in the world today. Just one atom thick, but also the strongest material ever tested, the two-dimensional material is constantly being tested for practical uses.

A team of researchers at Ames Laboratory, part of the US Department of Energy, has made a discovery relating to how graphene reacts with copper, which allows them to deliberately pattern the formations. This in turn could enable the team to harness magnetic and electronic properties to their full potential.