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World’s thinnest material may prevent implant infection

April 17, 2018


At just one atom thick, graphene is the thinnest material known to man. Due to its high conductibility, graphene could be used in various electronic devices such as phone screens and chargers. New research adds to the list of uses for the material, as a thin layer of graphene is found to have an antibacterial effect.

Graphene was found in 2002, when an expert in microscopically thin materials decided to experiment with very thin layers of carbon.

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