Graphene getting into smartphones in 2014 (?)
Physics World predicts that Graphene will find its way into smartphones in 2014. Only 10 years after the seminal experiments in Manchester, it's clear that graphene has made a great way towards applications, but is it going to be 2014 the year when it reaches mass markets? What do you think?
"Our prediction is that this material will be used for the first time in the touchscreen of a commercially available smartphone – either from Samsung or Apple.
The device will not look or feel too different to existing phones, as the graphene will merely replace the conventional indium-tin-oxide electrode. However, a phone with a graphene electrode in its touchscreen could kick-start the next transformation of the display industry, which will eventually see fully flexible and bendable screens made largely from graphene becoming the norm."