Definition of graphene in English:

graphene

Line breaks: graph|ene
Pronunciation: /ˈgrafiːn
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
A form of carbon consisting of planar sheets which are one atom thick, with the atoms arranged in a honeycomb-shaped lattice.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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