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Breakthrough in Samsung Graphene Material Makes Wearable Tech A Possibility

A breakthrough in Samsung graphene material makes it so that wearable technology produced on a large scale, is very possible in the near future.  You may soon be able to wear your cell phone!

Breakthrough in Samsung Graphene Material Makes Wearable Tech A Possibility

Breakthrough in Samsung Graphene Material Makes Wearable Tech A Possibility

A picture of graphene on a molecular level.

Graphene was discovered in Manchester, Great Britain, in 2004.  It earned a Nobel Prize for Sir Andre Geim and Sir Kostya Novoselov, who discovered the substance.  The UK government is still working to develop the material, while companies such as Samsung, Nokia, and IBM are also working to develop the material.

Scientists at Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology and Sungkyunkwan University say they have synthesized a crystal of graphene that retains its charge across a larger area.  As published in Science Magazine, this could lead to the possibility of the wearable technology being produced on a large scale.

Graphene is just one atom thick and has the potential to make flexible and unbreakable technology.  The research is fairly new and only works when multiple graphene crystals are lumped together.  It still does not conduct as much electricity as is needed.  It is, however, more conductive to heat and electrical charge than silicone, which is currently used in semiconductors.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Breakthrough in Samsung Graphene Material Makes Wearable Tech A Possibility

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