Graphene Reveals Its Magnetic Personality, University of Manchester Study  
1/9/2012 7:37:22 AM

In a report published in Nature Physics, they used graphene, the world's thinnest and strongest material, and made it magnetic. Graphene is a sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a chicken wire structure. In its pristine state, it exhibits no signs of the conventional magnetism usually associated with such materials as iron or nickel.