Definition of graphene in English:


Syllabification: graph·ene
Pronunciation: /ˈgrafēn


  • A fullerene consisting of bonded carbon atoms in sheet form one atom thick.
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    • Graphite has a crystal structure consisting of many one-atom-thick carbon sheets known as graphene.
    • Carbon nanotubes are rolled up sheets of graphene just a few nanometres in diameter that can behave as either metals or semiconductors depending on their atomic arrangement.
    • The electronic properties of a carbon nanotube, for example, depend on its chirality, which, in turn, depends on the direction in which the graphene sheet has been rolled up to form the nanotube.


1980s: blend of graphite and -ene ( sense 2).

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