Scientists in South Korea develop nanomaterial films suitable for flexible electronic devices

The day of the Nokia Morph‘s arrival might be sooner than you think.

Scientists in South Korea have managed to develop a method for manufacturing for large-scale, nanomaterial films that are perfect for the kind of flexible electronic device that is the Nokia Morph.

And not only that, the same can also be applied for semiconductors and electrodes.

But back to what’s important. This new and revolutionary manufacturing process uses a so-called a conventional chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technique to create graphene film with a diameter of 10 cm. This can be used to then produce flexible displays, wearable computers and advanced transistors and electrodes as earlier mentioned.

Graphene is further described as “a one-atom-thick, honeycomb-like nano material structure that can handle 100 times more electric current than copper and transfer electrons 100 times faster than monocrystalline silicon, used in conventional semiconductors.” And aside from being used to produce flexible electronic devices, it may also be treated as a replacement for indium tin oxide, which is used extensively in making touchscreen panels and solar cells.

Samsung is said to be planning on working with the team responsible for this, so expect to see something from Samsung in the next few years in relation to this.

Via Yonhap News

Author: David Gonzales

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