Graphene meaning

grăf'ēn'
A monolayer of carbon atoms having a hexagonal lattice structure and constituting a basic structural element of graphite, fullerenes, and carbon nanotubes.
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A form of carbon consisting of a film of graphite one atom thick, an unusually strong material and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat.
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(1) See also grapheme.
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(organic chemistry) Any polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon having the structure of part of a layer of graphite.
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(inorganic chemistry) An arbitrarily large-scale, one-atom-thick layer of graphite, an allotrope of carbon, that has remarkable electric characteristics.
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Origin of graphene

  • graph(ite) –ene
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From graph(ite) +"Ž -ene.
    From Wiktionary