Why Graphene is the future (2020)

Graphene is a carbon based material derived from graphite (which is used in pencils). The molecular structure is flat but extremely strong, Graphene was discovered by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov at the University of Manchester in 2004. For their work they were rewarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. Graphene is still in the development stages but is going to be an important part of now and the future.

This is Graphene under a microscope

One of the most important uses of Graphene is in battery/energy storage or production. Graphene is a semi- conductor and due to its molecular shape electrons can travel quickly through it. This makes for example charging your device much faster. The cost to manufacture Graphene has reduced considerably and now it can be purchased by the average consumer. This will also give rise to better and more consumer friendly Graphene based batteries products. The first product I have seen is the G- Pro https://icpdas-usa.com/g_pro_original.html this is a charging bank that can be purchased in the link.

This is a video showing a graphene battery

That is only the tip of the iceberg, since graphene is very strong it can be used for structural purposes too like making tools or devices that are strong and light weight. I’m even sure that Tesla and other electric vehicle companies are doing their own research on the material to see how it can be implemented into their own vehicles. I cant wait until it takes only a few moments to charge your battery or vehicle and move on with your business.

Graphene is still in early stages and extensive research still needs to be done but the future looks bright for the flat and strong material. I cant wait to see how its going to be developed for the improvement of all.

Sources:

https://giphy.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/nxh4real/purple-network-you-know-2

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