A talented 2-D material gets a new gig

Ever since graphene's discovery in 2004, scientists have looked for ways to put this talented, atomically thin 2-D material to work. Thinner than a single strand of DNA yet 200 times stronger than steel, graphene is an excellent conductor of electricity and heat, and it can conform to any number of shapes, from an ultrathin 2-D sheet, to an electronic circuit.