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For many scientists, the discovery of one-atom-thick sheets of graphene is hugely significant, something with the potential to affect just about every aspect of human activity and endeavour.
Graphene is "hidden" inside graphite, an ore that has not been particularly sought after in the past. But a few years ago, it revealed a secret. At the molecular level it is a unique two-dimensional molecule: an electrically conductive lattice-like layer just one carbon atom thick.
"We have opened a door and found a vast room with no walls or ceiling. It is potentially limitless," said Professor Dan Li, of Monash University's Department of Materials Engineering.