Graphene aerogel is one of the world’s lightest materials, with an extraordinarily low density. This low density, in combination with the hydrophobic properties of graphene sheets, makes graphene aerogel a promising candidate for oil absorption. The capacity of absorption approaches several hundred times (or two orders of magnitude) higher than that of commercially-available materials for environmental cleanup.
Graphene Aerogel strength is also ideal for energy storage applications due to its high electrical conductivity, extremely high surface area, and superior mechanical properties. Furthermore, batteries constructed using Graphene Aerogel strength can be very small while providing significant power. Graphene aerogel is made by the reduction of graphene oxide.