graphene
 n.— «The latest craze in materials science is graphene, a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon that looks like molecular chicken wire. Graphene is the thinnest of all possible materials in the universe. It shares many of the properties that excited physicists about nanotubes a decade ago, but it is easier to make and manipulate, giving greater hope that it will make the move from laboratory to practical application. Physicists have made transistors out of graphene and used it to explore odd quantum phenomena at room temperatures.» —“Thin Carbon Is In: Graphene Steals Nanotubes’ Allure” by Kenneth Chang New York Times Apr. 10, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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