Mahesh Vijapurkar tells us today:
Writing on the Nobel Prize for physics to two Russian-born researchers, the New York Times explained (on October 5, 2010) what Graphene, a the kind of carbon. In One paragraph, the paper said it all thus:
"Graphene is a form of carbon in which the atoms are arranged in a flat hexagon lattice like microscopic chicken wire, a single atom thick. It is not only the thinnest material in the world, but also the strongest: a sheet of it stretched over a coffee cup could support the weight of a truck bearing down on a pencil point."
Hard to find such simple explanation for so complex a thing for the ordinary reader.
Good point Mahesh and Thanks!