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Columbia University

Even with Defects, Graphene is Strongest Material in the World

Caption: Graphene remains the strongest material ever measured and, as Columbia Engineering professor James Hone once said, so strong that "it would take an elephant, balanced on a pencil, to break through a sheet of graphene the thickness of Saran wrap."

Credit: Illustration by Andrew Shea for Columbia Engineering

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