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New material likely to cause an electronic revolution

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When something involving technology or science is broadcast on the BBC’s news channels, you know it must be big news and the fact that said science could revolutionize audio-visual gets us at Paragon very excited!

After being identified in 2004 by a pair of university students in Manchester, interest in graphene has been increasing rapidly with electronic companies such as the mighty Samsung being granted patents. The number of filed patents has increased rapidly since 2007, with entities from the likes of China, America, South Korea and a few from Britain leading the way.

Graphene has caught the IT and AV world’s attention due to being ultra-thin and incredibly flexible without losing any strength, which enables possibilities for bendy screens, lighting within walls and power saving batteries. For those of us that aren’t as scientifically savvy, graphene is a form of carbon that is only one atom thick and arranged in a honeycomb structure. This is what helps it to be a great conductor, without taking up a lot of room and is rumored to eventually replace silicon in electronics. Below is a video by Samsung, showcasing some applications they feel will eventually be possible with graphene.

Make sure to keep an eye on the Tech Zone, as we plan to follow this story through its evolution and are intrigued as to when this adaptation will be available.