Graphene is ultra-light and just an atom thin. Yet it’s 200 times stronger than steel. Graphene, it’s flexible, transparent, and more conductive than copper.It is worthy to note that graphene is the strongest material ever exposed. It is 100 times stronger than diamond, and 200 times stronger than steel.
In addition, it is astoundingly flexible, and more conductive than copper, in terms of heat and electricity. Graphene has some great attributes that is changing the world with its implications on the world of electronics, energy storage, telecommunications, health care, renewable power, as well as telecommunications.
Graphite India profit surges 463% in second quarter.The Bangur family controlled Graphite India. It has picked up a 46 per cent stake in the US-based unlisted graphene sheet producer, General Graphene Corporation, at a cost of approximately Rs 135 crore ($18.595 million).Investments will be made to enable manufacturing facilities for commercial production of graphene sheets.
This two-dimensional sheet of pure carbon structure in a single layer of carbon atoms. Its potential applications include electronics, including touch screens, medicines and bio-electric sensory devices, composite materials, energy storage and aerospace.
Graphite is an allotrope of the element carbon, meaning it possesses the same atoms but they’re arranged in a different way, giving the material different properties. For example, both diamond and graphite are forms of carbon, yet they have wildly different natures. Diamonds are incredibly strong, while graphite is brittle. Graphene’s atoms are arranged in a hexagonal arrangement.
Graphene is proper ‘disruptive technology’. Everyone believes graphene is the only material capable of changing the world of electronics as we know it. It’s ultra-light, just an atom thin, and yet it’s 200 times stronger than steel. It is discovered a little over 10 years ago.
Why is graphene so special ?
Isolating it as one-atom thin sheets was the breakthrough, but now that’s been achieved, producing graphene flakes is a straightforward process. Those flakes can now easily be mixed into inks to print flexible graphene-infused electronics.
However, graphene shouldn’t be thought of as something that will replace silicon in electronics, but rather as something that will improve upon what we have now. “Silicon has been very successful for electronics, but it has limitations on speed and power consumption.
Graphene’s 5G Opportunity
It might be pushing 5G as hard as it can, but the telecoms industry knows that more radios means more heat in antennas and data centres – and in 5G phones. “5G requires speed and low power consumption, and that’s what graphene is good at.
Telecommunications giant Ericsson demonstrated that a transmitter and detector both made from graphene can detect and modulate light very fast at a very low power consumption.
Although it’s been seeping onto the market in various ways and in a great variety of products, for graphene to truly go mainstream in the world of electronics, something critical has to happen; commercial mass-production. That’s risky.