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Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond

What’s invisible to the human eye, thinner than a human hair and 200 times tougher than steel? Graphene. First isolated by scientists in 2004, graphene is made up of a single layer of carbon atoms. It is super lightweight, super conductive and super strong.

Since the world’s first two-dimensional material was first isolated in 2004, graphene has captured the attention of scientists, researchers and industry worldwide. It has triggered a global surge in research into a whole new realm of two-dimensional wonder materials that have the potential to transform the lives of almost everyone.

Looking into the past, present and future, this turnkey exhibition brings these miracle materials to life, taking visitors on an immersive journey inside laboratory clean rooms and stimulating learning environments. Through a creative blend of researcher interviews, artistic commissions and forward-thinking product design, visitors are encouraged to question how these wonder materials can change
their world.

The exhibition is available to hire from autumn 2017.

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Tour venues

15 December 2017–18 April 2018
Hong Kong Science Museum

23 July 2016–25 June 2017
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Wonder Materials: Graphene and beyond