This is the most powerful, thinner and more durable material ever created by man. Graphene is a mutant form of carbon which is the best conductor of electricity and heat on the planet. Get ready to hear more and more often the material isolated from raw graphite in 2004 at the Manchester University and in Russian universities and finding more and more applications in electronics, as many call it miraculous material.
Graphene has the potential to change the history of technology, ushering in flexible devices, quantum mechanical computers, electronics and wearable devices, but also through the harmless interaction with cells of the human body. Scientists at the University of Manchester who dealt extensively with the research of graphene and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010 explains that graphene transfer three properties simultaneously. It is transparent, conductive and flexible together, which makes it instantly unique among known materials. And, indeed, what other material could be seen 200 times stronger than steel, while an amount of 28.3 grams could cover an area equal to 28 football fields?
Physicists and researchers report that will soon be able to create thinner, faster and cheaper electronic devices compared with those based on silicon, which will be considered cleaner and waterproof batteries will have multiples duration of existing and will charge in no time. The above findings reinforce the Union’s research American Chemical stating that research on the material can lead to gadgets with touch screens that will have as thick as a sheet of paper and can be folded. As expected, companies like Samsung, as IBM, NOKIA and SanDisc, already ongoing investigations to such an extent as to be able to replace the use of silicon components like the sensors, monitors, etc. with Graphene produced in cheap laboratories.
If, however, the regime of silicon delays the spread of graphene in the electronics industry, already other areas, such as intelligent clothing that feel the environment or the automakers searching for resistant materials or even condoms graphene, the development whose foundation funded the Bill and Melinda Gates, is ready to adopt it as an ideal raw material! Graphene. Restrain the name. You’ll hear more and more often in the future when we will enjoy the new, generation electronic and non smart goods beside us, on us or even inside our bodies.
By Nicole P.