5 Reasons For The Future Of Digital Devices Will Be Changed By Graphene Material
Many times, the revolution in technology comes from materials such as plastic inventions that change people's lives from all aspects. At present, graphene, as a new material, has received great attention. In fact, graphene is a kind of carbon, with ultra-high strength, light and can be extended characteristics, will be able to change the appearance of digital products, feel and even use the form. Below, we will learn more about the graphene material in the end has something extraordinary.
1. Harder Than steel
Although LG G Flex can repair minor scratches, it has not changed the weakness of the mobile phone easily. However, if digital products such as mobile phones can use graphene as a shell in the future, they will become rock-solid. According to the American Chemical Society's report, graphene's hardness is 200 times times the steel, obviously has a very strong durability.
2. Malleable like rubber
Researchers at Columbia University say graphene has a certain ductility and can stretch 20%. In other words, graphene is actually a flexible material, similar to rubber. Samsung has been working on graphene transistors to produce flexible screens. In addition, graphene has a certain water resistance, it is expected to be used in a new generation of waterproof equipment.
3. Lightweight features
Graphene's excellent ductility also allows it to be thin enough to stretch to a degree of transparency. This means that if the handset manufacturer can use this material, not only can make the handset more durable, waterproof, but also can become more frivolous.
4. Incredibly battery life
We have mentioned graphene in the battery technology development article, and it is highly likely to replace lithium batteries in the future as a new generation of battery standards. Researchers at Northwestern University in the United States have been successful in developing graphene and silicon-powered batteries that can take up to one weeks of endurance for a 15-minute charge. Obviously, if the future mobile phone can use graphene batteries, then one weeks a charge will no longer be a dream.
5. Interconnected with human bodies
Aravind Vijayaraghavan, Ph. D. of the University of Manchester, found that graphene has the characteristics of biological interconnection, which has a very positive impact on wearable devices for healthy testing. Using graphene as a sensor will be able to monitor and scan the human nervous system, and it is conceivable that there will be "mental health" monitoring devices and applications in the future.
Having said so much, a lot of friends will think that graphene is expensive, not really, it is one of the cheapest raw materials, but it needs new technology to "catalyze" it. At present, Samsung claims to have mastered the use of graphene as a semiconductor element, while IBM, SanDisk, Nokia and many other technology companies are concentrating on graphene (and some prestigious universities), and believe that soon we will see the actual product come out.