Smartphone GrapheneCurrently, a big percentage of big technological advances are based in taking a prototype and make upgrades on it until such a point where it won’t be a prototype anymore and can be integrated to other devices. A high percentage of state universities dedicate to create these prototypes and after big companies exceed the limits and take advantage of it obtaining a benefit on revenues by launch to the market a rentable prototype for other companies. Nowadays the proposal to market is known such as graphene, base for many researches of prototypes on the technological world. One of the clear examples to exceed the limits is the augmented reality that day to day keeps being improved, one of the firsts on creating a rentable prototype for future upgrades was Palmer Lucky the great founder of Oculus, a company dedicated to the augmented reality that afterward was bought for 2.000 million by Facebook to invest much more money and get ahead an excellent project such as the augmented reality.

¡Smartphone with flexible screen!

Experimented engineers from The Exeter University in United Kingdom have achieved to develop a very interesting technology as is the flexible screen with an unusual material on the market, longer much more experimented, effective, and bigger than some other prototypes as it is Samsung before using this material, this is due to the special material used, the graphene. Exactly, what is Graphene? Is known as well as the material from the future, compound by pure carbon, compared as well with graphite but the difference of this, is that graphene is lighter and stronger, so much that only one foil of a square meter can weight 0,77 grams, without mentioning that is stronger than the steel. Currently graphene is being patented on the technological world from Electronics to informatics, nevertheless nowadays it is being taking into account for health.

The material from the future, the GraphExeter

Thereby was denominated by a research of the University of Exeter that the new material for flexible screens smartphone were called GraphExeter. Nevertheless isn’t a technology that is being developed in many places, because it is on test phase yet, some elastic screens have many limitations yet, the most important of them is its limited size. This limitation is due to fabrications in big quantities that can cause gradient of brightness on big size screens.

The reason for which GraphExeter is currently used for flexible screens is because it counts with a pair of foils of pure graphene also with covers of ferric chloride. The outstanding features of GraphExeter are that it’s transparent, very light and a good electrical conductor. Furthermore, a point in favor of smartphone is that increases its brightness and allows the manufacturing of electronics more flexibles.

¡More brightness, less wear!

The development of GraphExeter includes features and improvements to one of the biggest complaints of users respecting to smartphone; the low resistance of battery. Due to big researches of GraphExeter the integration of this material to new smartphone screens would provide to them 50% more brightness, but with a 30% less of energy expenditure, is to say, higher brightness with more saving of energy. The current smartphone batteries are made of polymer of lithium, once integrated the graphene to smartphone, the polymer of lithium will pass to a second plane making an improvement to the energy wear. There are many proofs of integration of graphene to batteries that even can assure to the mobile that will have 1 week without charging the battery, giving it long time of life and usage of battery to the smartphone.

Multipurpose technology

In spite of the graphene contributed with a big technological impact on intelligent devices as on smartphone, it doesn’t mean that be the only achievement, actually the graphene has discovered many researches to the development of new patents and prototypes. One of its biggest contributions was the bulletproof armor to the army, due to its extraordinary resistance was possible the integration on helmets and other equipments to the clothing of soldiers. The sports are not far behind with the integration of graphene, the international brand head offers to the market the possibility to acquire rackets made with graphene, this incorporation helps to stabilize the weight among the center of the racket to the tip of it. Famous sport players such as the recognized Novak Djokovic, they’ve used this sort of material on the new rackets head, they confess it has less weight but it has greater power concentrated. In conclusion graphene is one of the base materials for new technology; this is due to its hardness previously mentioned that has been integrated to cars able to resist crashes, to bulletproof jackets, resistant screens on smartphones, among others… Important universities have created many prototypes very efficient with graphene, it’s denominated in some places of the world as the material of the future.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.