Earlier this week Nokia announced that they are looking at graphene as a new super-material and its part of their future disruptions. There are very few who knows about Graphene. It recently caught attention of scientists and then electronics industry. So, Graphene is an allotrope of carbon and its 2D structure measures just one atom thick. While being thin, it’s the strongest material ever tested, having a breaking strength 300 times greater than steel and is also the lightest material ever, best intrinsic conductor and super-flexible, too.
IBM is also working on it and has created a graphene-based processor that can execute 100 billion cycles per second (100GHz), almost four times the speed of previous experimental graphene chips.
Scientists predicted that Graphene will replace silicon as the base for all electronics in near future. On May 4th this year, the Graphene Flagship program was launched in Budapest with NRC participating, as Nokia believes that graphene is a future-changing material and is taking part in this initiative to help bring this most-promising material to the real-world.
I recommend you to watch the following video which explains power of Graphene. The video features Nokia’s conceptual ‘Nokia Morph‘ model which uses combination of Graphene & nanotechnology and could be a reality in future. That means materials could be ultra-thin and could be manipulated at will. Imagine a phone that can be screwed up into your pocket, where the size restrictions of today don’t apply.
This is not applicable to just mobile phones but the other faces of technology as well. It includes household appliances like TV, Laptops, DVD players etc. Once the technology exists, your TV could – in theory – just be unrolled and pasted to your living room wall, like a roll of wallpaper.
Graphene is a very exciting new topic of innovation and has a potential to change the technology entirely.