6. Artificial Muscles
This potential was discovered by Duke University scientists who realized that sheets of Graphene is easy to crumple like paper, but they are difficult to flatten out. The scientists attached it to a pre-stretched rubber sheet. When the sheet relaxed the the material still adhered to the rubber even when it was crumpled up. After this, they layered it with polymer that expanded and contracted when a current was run through it.
7. Finding Explosives
Graphene foam can pick up small concentrations of nitrates and ammonia in explosives. Due to this, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed a sensor the size of a postage stamp which could likely be a regular part of bomb squad kits one day.
8. Sequencing DNA
Rather than using costly sequencing genome machines and techniques, Graphene could filter and sort DNA molecules by size. How? This “filter” could be created by controlling the size of pores in it.
9. Bulletproof Vests
Using a composite fiber made up of Graphene and Carbon nanotubes, Australian researches found that this compound was stronger than Kevlar. By adding an equal amount of Graphene and Carbon nanotubes to a polymer, created an incredibly strong fiber with the ability to be spun into fabric for bulletproof vests and other materials.
10. Night Vision
Graphene products could lead to thinner camera lens and lighter weight night vision goggles that are ultra-sensitive. Since photo-dectors are computer chips made of silicon, it is unsurprising that, Graphene could create a more efficient and sensitive product.
The versatility of this new and incredibly strong material is astounding. Currently, Graphene is poised to innovate world industries as we know it.