There's little doubt that graphene is set to be the next big thing in materials technology. At a mere one atom thick, it is incredibly flexible, eternally stretchy, conductive, and self-cooling. And as time passes, we are truly getting a better sense of the possibilities, including such things as video screens as thin and flexible as paper, super-thin cybernetic devices that can be grafted onto living tissue, and electrically conductive transmitters that can repair damaged spinal columns.

In this new ChemMatters video, you'll see how graphene is constructed, how it works — and how something so incredibly thin can be 100 times stronger than steel.