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Offline shnozzola

Graphene - 1 atom thick
« on: November 04, 2013, 06:44:45 PM »
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Now researchers at Columbia University have developed a way to contact 2-D graphene from its 1-D side.

"No other group has been able to successfully achieve a pure edge-contact geometry to 2-D materials such as graphene," said Columbia electrical engineering professor Ken Shepard in a press release. "This is an exciting new paradigm in materials engineering where instead of the conventional approach of layer by layer growth, hybrid materials can now be fabricated by mechanical assembly of constituent 2-D crystals."


http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/nanotechnology/engineers-make-electrical-contact-to-graphene-on-its-1-atom-thick-edge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene
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Re: Graphene - 1 atom thick
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 06:51:52 PM »
That's quite the accomplishment, wonder what kind of products they'll be able to make with this in the future.
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Re: Graphene - 1 atom thick
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 07:03:18 PM »
So what are some of the possibilities to come from this discovery?
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Re: Graphene - 1 atom thick
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 07:12:33 PM »
The research was clearly funded by IKEA.
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Re: Graphene - 1 atom thick
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 08:18:23 PM »
The research was clearly funded by IKEA.

I thought it was Jennifer Convertibles[1]

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Re: Graphene - 1 atom thick
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2013, 04:39:01 PM »
So what are some of the possibilities to come from this discovery?
A wider variety of colors for the iPhone :)

Actually, the most immediate commercialize-able use would be further miniaturization of electronics, further reduction in power requirements for portable electronics, and decreased cost on flexible display technology.

But, like all research like this, it will be 5 years until commercial realization happens.  And that line will be used for the next 10 years.
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Re: Graphene - 1 atom thick
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2013, 07:22:28 AM »
I feel like 5 years is a little pessimistic... Graphene is really streamlining (from what ive seen). it was discovered in 2004, honestly, its a BIG deal, at least when it comes to money.. better, smaller, higher quality electronics are sought after every day, consumerism 101, who ever gets cheap graphene first gets the money first.... the race already started. who ever comes out on top, with the smartest patents will control electronics for the next 10 years... if not longer

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Re: Graphene - 1 atom thick
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2013, 11:04:47 AM »
I feel like 5 years is a little pessimistic... Graphene is really streamlining (from what ive seen). it was discovered in 2004, honestly, its a BIG deal, at least when it comes to money.. better, smaller, higher quality electronics are sought after every day, consumerism 101, who ever gets cheap graphene first gets the money first.... the race already started. who ever comes out on top, with the smartest patents will control electronics for the next 10 years... if not longer
I say such things somewhat facetiously - it's just that I've seen way too many times the 'next big breakthrough' that seems to take forever to actually be realized in the commercial space.  For example, non-volatile universal memories is one of those.  I've been been reading about various technologies such as MRAM for the better part of 15 years, and only recently (the past 3 years maybe?) have I seen realistic commercial implementations (in this case, FeRAM), and even then it's in very niche markets.

And don't get me started on fuel cells.

But the point is - there is always a large gap between "we've got this working in a lab" and "this is now present in millions of devices".  The 5 year schtick is just that - a schtick.  It may very well proceed much faster than that; it may very well be that other discoveries will supersede the benefits of this technology and process; it may very well take 15 years for this to prove viable.

I do not know, but I know enough to not get overly excited that I'll see anything awesome with this process come out tomorrow.  That's all.

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Re: Graphene - 1 atom thick
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2013, 09:46:26 AM »
What an amazing discovery  ;D

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