Graphene And Carbon Nanotubes
Graphene is a monolayer of carbon atoms, tightly bond in a hexagonal honeycomb lattice. Graphene is the thinnest known compound and lightest known material and the strongest compound discover. Graphene is the best conductor of heat at room temperature as well as the best conductor of electricity (studies have shown that the electron mobility of graphene at values of more than 200,000 cm2 V −1 s−1). It can absorb light across the visible and near-infrared parts of the spectrum uniformly. It can be used in electronics, transport, medicine, energy, defence, desalination; the range of industries where graphene research is making an impact is substantial. It can do so many things; the potential of graphene is limited only by our imagination.
Carbon nanotubes or CNTs are cylindrical molecules composed of carbon atoms linked in hexagonal shape where each carbon covalently bonded with three other carbon atoms or in other words it’s the rolled-up sheets of graphene. Nanotubes are one of the most promising molecular building blocks of nanotechnology as they have some unique properties with a wide range of potential commercial applications.
- Track 1-1 Graphene: Innovation and commercialization
- Track 2-2 Graphene-related health and environment research
- Track 3-3 Application of Graphene in biomedical area
- Track 4-4 Graphene-based nanocomposites: recent scientific studies and applications
- Track 5-5 Graphene modification and functionalization
- Track 6-6 Graphene based photonic devices