Graphene is a one atom thick layer made of carbon. It is a transparent and flexible metal, which shows a number of unique features, not found together in any other material: graphene conducts electricity better than copper and silver, it is the stiffest material known, chemically intert and biocompatible, it can be stretched reversibly much more than other systems, the electrons inside behave in a similar manner to relativistic high energy elementary particles, …
These unique features make graphene an extremely interesting material, from a fundamental point of view, and because of the possibility of novel applications.
The Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación has granted the Acción Complementaria:
GRAFENO: UNA ACCIÓN MOVILIZADORA EN UN CAMPO EMERGENTE Acción complementaria MAT2010-12279-E
Its goal is to foster and coordinate research activities related to graphene in Spain, and to enhance the contacts between the graphene research community and the Spanish society.