Samsung Breakthrough Could Commercialize Graphene Sooner Than Expected

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    Samsung has been working with the Sungkyunkwan University to develop graphene technology for future flexible devices, and they recently made a breakthrough in the manufacturing process. This breakthrough is likely to bring the super-material to market much sooner than predicted. This new breakthrough is a new manufacturing method, designed to produce large, thin sheets of graphene. While it is true that methods for that already exist, what is unique about this one is that Samsung's process does not reduce the mechanical properties of the nanomaterial, which has been a problem of other manufacturing techniques.

    If you haven't heard of graphene, it's a nanomaterial which is likely to completely disrupt and alter the future of the entire electronics industry. Here's a quote which explains why graphene is so revolutionary,

    Samsung's primary purpose with graphene is to create flexible displays, wearables and other next gen devices, but the possibilities for the material go far beyond just those applications. The fact that graphene is also a better semiconductor than silicon could eventually lead to vastly more powerful processors which are cheaper and easier to develop. Furthermore, the light-weight, yet ultra-strong nature of graphene could lead to clothing, cases, and automotive bodies that are lighter and stronger than anything found in current industries. It will be exciting to see what comes next!

    Source: PhoneArena
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    Haha, that would make for some interesting bumper "stickers"..!

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    I'd like to see a material display cover for my motorcycle gas tank to show a map with directions.. Would really make navigation a breeze!
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    Too bad Apple already patented that process. :serious:
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