Over recent years, graphene remains one of the most talked about materials, as experts believe it could revolutionise electronics production. Among the companies that are actively leading the development in this direction, Samsung is the one that seems to have achieved encouraging results.
In accordance with a report published by Samsung it seems that the technogiant knows to accelerate the commercialisation of graphene, and thus bring the ready products based on the neoteric material to the end customer… and it is supposedly about a ready prototype of the flexible tablet.
Samsung invention consists in ability to produce samples of graphene boards large enough to be used in the finished product. The company’s engineers in tight collaboration with side research groups claim they are now able to synthesise graphene on a semiconductor crystal and thus save all the useful properties.
Since Samsung is the pioneer manufacturer of smartphones with a curved display (Galaxy Round), the company’s desire to move ahead and create the first ever flexible device is absolutely unbridled. At the moment, the implementation is hardly possible because of the materials traditionally used in the manufacture of filling and housing: silicon and metal. Graphene boasts unique properties, unmatched flexibility, conductivity, transparency and extreme durability, so in theory it may become a perfect replacement for the outdated materials.
If there is a grain of truth in these announcements and Samsung is not trying to promote its novelties that hit the shelves the last month, the revolutionary devices can be expected to come off the assembly line in 3-5 years approximately.
Graphene Revolution Knocking At The Door
Graphene has acquired a status of one of the most advanced materials of our time due to its enormous potential and theoretical ability to change the way the electronic devices are produced. Until recently, the graphene manufacturing has been associated with certain difficulties. However, the South Korean technogiant, Samsung, assures it has managed to resolve the acute issue.
The results achieved by Samsung specialists in the field of graphene production herald the era of miniaturisation of electronics. This may sound implausible, but the industry has already been moving in the direction, where mobile phones are taking the thickness of a credit card.
Graphene represents the thinnest, most durable and most conductive material in the world at the moment. Discovered in 2004 in Manchester University by Russian immigrants Konstantin Novoselov and Andrey Geim, 2010 Nobel Prize winners in Physics, graphene can replace silicon which is massively used in chip manufacturing. However, the problem of utilising graphene has recently been associated with the need for a multilayer structure with boron nitride, which acts as an insulator. Samsung success in this direction means the imminent appearance of flexible touch screens and computers, lightweight aircraft, the finest HD-TV and superfast Internet.
Not only technological giants nourish interest in the neoteric material: there is a good number of graphene companies around the globe offering their services to introduce the brand-new technology in a business. Thus, such firms as 2-DTECH with the staff under 20 employees provide help savvy businessmen to employ graphene uses and benefit from the revolutionary material.