Graphene and solar energy
This material can transform a photon into multiple electrons capable of carrying electricity. Now also, on rainy days.
Smartphones or tablets with the flexible display are getting closer.
Each year, manufacturers of electronic devices introduce new products featuring properties that less than a decade ago seemed unthinkable: facial recognition, water resistance, fingerprint sensors… Technology is now eagerly awaiting for a new revolution: flexible screens. In this scenario, graphene is certainly flexible, transparent and conductive, a winning combination for that purpose.
Nowadays, development of flexible screens is still on its early stages, but a group of engineers at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom has conceived a compound consisting of two sheets of graphene and a ferric chloride molecule coating that allows flexible electronic device manufacturing, featuring higher luminosity and lower energy consumption.
Combine all this with the development of smaller, longer-lasting batteries, which entails another significant graphene-related breakthrough in the field of mobile telephony, and perhaps soon enough we will be able to carry our Smartphone or Tablet folded inside our wallet.