Worlds strongest material and flexible technology

The science and technology community has been buzzing  since 2004 due to the creation of Graphene,  an innovative new substance that has a molecular structure of pure carbon, which forms a nearly transparent sheet only one atom thick.

Graphene is particularly reputed for being extremely flexible, strong and lightweight.

Despite being so thin and flexible It’s believed to be about 100x stronger than steel, while also possessing a fantastic ability to conduct heat and electricity.

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Since it’s discovery the scientists have been researching and speculating as to the ways in which graphene is going to push forward science and technology.

As of right now, graphene is extremely expensive to produce and research, however, the expectation is that we will soon begin to see graphene technology and displays in more and more of our products.

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The age of flexible and wearable technology has been mainly speculation in recent years, though some innovations have been made, and with the introduction of The Google Glass and Apple Watch, these speculations are becoming more and more of a reality.

However, very few produced concepts have made it to market, or been successful, there just hasn’t been an entirely feasible way to make these concept successful enough for todays competitive technology market.
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The University of Cambridge’s Graphene Centre has teamed up with PlasticLogic (an innovation company for displays) to make the worlds first graphene screen. The qualities of the graphene make it perfect for display technology. The benefit of graphene displays is that due to their flexibility they could be used to create completely foldable electronics. As it can also be processed from a solution, it offers inherent manufacturing benefits — more efficient printing, for example.

This is just one of the possible uses of graphene and it will be extremely exciting to see the creative ways in which is is implemented in the near and far future.

PUBLISHED BY: KALYN TEELING

WIRED MAGAZINE

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-09/09/first-graphene-display

NATURE – GRAPHENE SUPER CARBON

http://www.nature.com/news/graphene-the-quest-for-supercarbon-1.14193

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE GRAPHENE CENTRE

http://www.graphene.cam.ac.uk

PLASTICLOGIC

http://www.plasticlogic.com

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One Response to “Worlds strongest material and flexible technology”
  1. momahony2014 says:

    Who posted this? Can we have your name and hear your thoughts on graphene as a sustainable material. You can post if as a response.
    Marie

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