With its strong strategic relationship with Hunan University, the company has gained the capability to produce Graphene, which is pure carbon in the form of a very thin, nearly transparent sheet, one atom thick.
Its amazing properties as the lightest and strongest material, compared with its ability to conduct heat and electricity better than anything else, mean that it can be integrated into a huge number of applications.
Graphene is remarkably strong for its very low weight(about 100 times stronger than steel) and it conducts heat and electricity with great efficiency. Because it is virtually two dimensional, it interacts oddly with light and with other materials. Researchers have identified the bipolar transistor effect, ballistic transport of charges and large quantum oscillations. Graphene can be described as a one-atom thick layer of graphite. It is the basic structural element of other allotropes, including graphite, charcoal, carbon nanotubes and fullerenes.
Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov at the University of Manchester won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010” for ground breaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene”. The global market for graphene is reported to have reached $9 million by 2014 with most of these sales being concentrated in the semiconductor, electronics, battery energy and composites industries.