(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Samsung has discovered a “groundbreaking method” on making graphene, a strong ultra-thin material, more accessible.
With the help of Sungkyunkwan University, the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology was able to discover a new method of growing “large area, single crystal wafer scale graphene,” making both institutions the first in the world to develop this method, says a blog post from the South Korean tech giant.
“This is one of the most significant breakthroughs in graphene research in history,” said the laboratory leaders at SAIT’s Lab. “We expect this discovery to accelerate the commercialization of graphene, which could unlock the next era of consumer electronic technology.”
Graphene’s components are ideal for using the material in electronic devices, wearables, and flexible displays due to the materials durability and flexibility. This material is more durable than steel and has greater electron mobility than silicon.
This research was funded by Korea’s Ministry of Science under the Project to Nurture Leading Creative Researching Experts Program.
For more information on this research can be found by visiting Samsung’s Global blog.