RS Mines - What is Graphene

We decided to create this page for educational purposes, we want to provide information on Graphene for the beginner and the connoisseur.

So, what is Graphene? Let's see what wiki has to say... Wiki Graphene, more importantly let's watch Andre Geim delivered his Nobel Lecture on 8 December 2010, at Aula Magna, Stockholm University. He was introduced by Professor Ingemar Lundström, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Physics

Now that we understand Graphene, we need to understand how to make it.

Graphene can be made at home! Warning! If you do try to produce your own Graphene and Graphene precursors then please take full precautions as though the chemicals needed can be purchased from your DIY hardware store, these can still cause serious health effects if not handled and treated correctly.

Take the time to watch nano-material expert Robert Murray Smith as he educates and demonstrates, DIY Graphene

As we know there are many methods to produce Graphene, let's take a look at how Robert-Murray Smith creates Graphene from readily available hardware shop materials. lick on the link below to view the series of videos.

Robert Murray-Smith, how to make Graphene

Now lets look at an actual application for Graphene, in this case Robert Murray-Smith demonstrates the DIY super capacitor,

click on the link below to view the video series

Robert Murray-Smith, Graphene Super Capacitor

There are more videos produced by Robert Murray-Smith and you can find them n his You Tube Channel, you can click on the link below to take a look

Robert Murray-Smith You Tube Channel

Below are some of the latest videos regarding graphene, and it's uses, from the home of Graphene, The University of Manchester. The first video giving a brief introduction to Graphene.

Graphene is the world's thinnest material. The two dimensional material was first isolated by Professor Andre Gein and Professor Kostya Novoselov at The University of Manchester. Graphene is the thinnest material known and yet also one of the strongest. It conducts electricity as efficiently as copper and outperforms all other materials as a conductor of heat.

The next video from the University of Manchester, Graphene Membranes. Graphene is light, flexible and has remarkable electrical and thermal conductivity. It can be used for all kinds of practical applications. Graphene, in conjunction with other things, can help us to make much better membranes for many processes , from water treatments through to gas separations such as carbon dioxide removal.

One of the real hot topics is how graphene will transform the energy storage industry, via graphene super capacitors.

Graphene is a high surface, high volume, light and stable conducting material, which makes it perfect for use in batteries and energy storage. A Graphene battery could help in the development in all areas of energy storage, including electric cars and storing solar energy.

So what about Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and GNPs ( Graphitic Nanoparticles), well these are Graphene precursor materials all with different properties and applications, below we can see our Graphene Guru producing CNTs again with everyday hardware material supplies, again we warn you that these materials are hazardous if not handled correctly