Samsung has figured out a way to mass-produce Graphene.

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Samsung has figured out a way to mass-produce Graphene.

Post by Linkman » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:26 am

[Civ 5 announcer voice] Korea has entered the information age!

For those of you who are unaware, graphene is the best room-temperature electrical conductor ever.

What does this mean for you? Well:

1. We might be in the face of an electronics revolution.
2. If your country relies on copper or aluminum mining, you might be facing huge economic depression.


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Re: Samsung has figured out a way to mass-produce Graphene.

Post by onewaystreet » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:36 am

Well Korea is one of the top tech civs so...

That's ridiculously cool though. I've always been very interested in the super small carbon things (graphene and nanotubes and such) so it's pretty cool to see this be sold made in droves soon.
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Re: Samsung has figured out a way to mass-produce Graphene.

Post by Treedweller » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:49 am

I want to get excited, but I don't really get it. So it conducts better than other metals and it's more flexible. Does this mean electronics will get cheaper and more durable? Will graphene be useful for all electronics?

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Re: Samsung has figured out a way to mass-produce Graphene.

Post by Linkman » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:14 am

Perhaps Xen can clear things up for us a little more, but from what I understand the gist of it is:

- Yes, more durable electronics.
- The full advent of flexible electronics. Bendable, twistable, you name it. See this article.
- Vastly increased internet and display speeds. See here.
- The prospect of graphene as a large-scale structural material--think of the super-thin buildings.
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Re: Samsung has figured out a way to mass-produce Graphene.

Post by Xenesis » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:30 am

I think Linky's covered the most of it.

Carbon-based conductors is proving to be the 'next big thing' in materials science because of how damn versatile it is. Producing it reliably and on a large scale (like, larger than laboratory scale) was one of the big problems facing it, so yeah. This is huge.
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Re: Samsung has figured out a way to mass-produce Graphene.

Post by Treedweller » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:50 pm

Okay, that's neat. Like, very.

Now I'm excited for my first graphene phone and tablet and maybe even laptop.

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Re: Samsung has figured out a way to mass-produce Graphene.

Post by Kiltman2 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:41 am

My materials' prof just about had an orgasm when he talked about graphene in class. I'll be sure to send this to him and finish him off. Cheers Linky!

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