Sweden: Researchers Apply Graphene Film Technology to Make All of Your Electronics Better

Technology is constantly pressing forward to change the way we live our lives. With computers constantly becoming faster, and at the same time becoming consistently smaller than the model before, there is a serious question of how to keep everything built in the machine from overheating. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology now believe that graphene film may be the solution to keeping electronics cooler for longer in all essential technology.

What is it that makes graphene film special?

Graphene is a fascinating super material, with features that make it sound more like it could be the material used to build a futuristic bicycle than computer parts. According to Jesus de la Fuente the CEO of a leading graphene film manufacturer Graphene is the thinnest compound known to exist, the lightest material on earth, it is 100-300 times stronger than steel, and it is the best conductor ever discovered for both heat and electricity.

Graphene film has astounding properties which make it exceedingly versatile in real world applications. The idea of thin layer of pure carbon isn’t anything that hasn’t been done before, but applying the ideas to consumer electronics hasn’t really been possible until now.

Why has it taken so long to be able to apply graphene film to consumer technology?

Previously there were chemical processes involved in making layers of graphene film which prohibited the use of graphene in personal devices, because of the dangerous and expensive manufacturing of the graphene film.

Sweden- Chalmers University of Technology Researchers Apply Graphene Film Technology to Make All of Your Electronics Better - Clapway

Chalmers University of Technology experts have used what is known as CVD (chemical vapor deposition) in order to produce graphene film on larger, safer, and cheaper way. According to the paper published by Chalmers University of Technology, “Graphene is an ideal medium for long-distance spin communication in future spintronic technologies. So far, the prospect is limited by the smaller sizes of exfoliated graphene flakes and lower spin transport properties of large-area chemical vapour-deposited (CVD) graphene.

Here we demonstrate a high spintronic performance in CVD graphene on SiO2/Si substrate at room temperature. Studies have been conducting demonstrating the effectiveness of graphene film, and now with the latest advancements in manufacturing the incredible material, computer devices will soon be lighter, faster, cooler, and last longer than they ever could previously.


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