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Graphene - past, present, future

image This year, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to a scientist, our compatriots Konstantin Novoselov and Andrei Geim, for innovative experiments with two-dimensional material - graphene .

One of the main and most important properties of graphene is its thickness, it is only one atom. Despite this modest thickness, the strength of the material is hundreds of times greater than the strength of steel.

Assistance in the creation and promotion of material scientists provided the company Samsung.

Despite the fact that graphene became widely known to the world only this year, active work on its creation has been going on since 2005.

One of the main producers of graphene products at the moment is Samsung. The last few years, the company has been involved in the development of graphene and is already planning its further use in its technologies.

At the exhibition NanoTubes-2010, which this year was held in Montreal, we demonstrated flexible displays with a diagonal of up to 70 centimeters, where one of the conducting electrodes is made of graphene.

In an interview, when asked about the release of the first graphene devices, Andrei Geim replied:

“Two or three months ago I was in South Korea, where they showed me a plan for using graphene, drawn up by Samsung. It was shown about 50 points, each of which corresponded to a specific application. Samsung expects this to be a matter of two or three years. ”

image In another interview, his colleague Konstantin Novoselov mentioned the sphere of use of the new material.
According to him, a good indicator of application possibilities was not what people in laboratories think, but what specific companies are planning.

"The plans for the use of graphene Samsung suggests experimental or even commercial samples of touchscreen displays based on graphene already in 2012."

Thus, it can be expected that in the near future, devices with flexible and ultra-thin displays will come into our use, which may be perfect as displays for navigation systems built into the windshield of a car or a protective helmet.

Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/106026/

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