Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Nokia Along With The Graphene Flagship Consortium Developing Practical Uses For Graphene, Unbreakable Phones ?

Well, lets just talk a bit of science here to break the ice in this story. The strongest material known to man is Graphene and it is a class 2D structure which measures in at one atom thick. Additionally graphene is 300 times tougher than steel and is also one the the lightest and best essential conductors. Well continuing our story, Nokia is leading the group or companies in the Graphene Flagship Consortium. This consortium consists of 73 companies and academic institutions in various fields and they just received one billion euros grant to research and develop practical uses for this material. This grant is provided by the European Union for the Future and Emerging Technologies. Well so what does this have to do with technology. Nokia a mobile phone manufacturer is prominent to utilise this material for use with their future mobile devices. Just think of all the open possibilities for this. This is what Henry Tirri, EVP, CTO of Nokia, and Tapani Ryh√§nen, Head of the Sensor and Material Technologies Laboratory for the Finns has to say:
Nokia is proud to be involved with this project, and we have deep roots in the field – we first started working with graphene already in 2006. Since then, we have come to identify multiple areas where this material can be applied in modern computing environments. We’ve done some very promising work so far, but I believe the greatest innovations have yet to be discovered.
Graphene happens to be an area where we, in Europe, have all the important players in the value chain who are ready to use it in applications. From that perspective, this is a very efficient and promising way of doing research investments for Europe...
During the last 18 months we have seen a tremendous effort to build collaboration between European academia and industry. Now we have all the ingredients in place to be globally successful. We believe that new two-dimensional materials will have an impact on industrial value chains in many ways, creating opportunities for new products, services and economic growth.
Source: Phonearena
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