Samsung Announces Breakthrough in Graphene Production

As we wait for more news about the E-Cat I think we should keep an eye on other areas of technological development that could prove highly significant — here is a something out of South Korea that may have far-reaching consequences. The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) along with researchers at Sungkyunkwan University have announced a breakthrough in the production of graphene that could help move this ‘miracle material’ into the commercial mainstream.

From Samsung’s blog:

“Through its partnership with Sungkyungkwan University’s School of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, SAIT uncovered a new method of growing large area, single crystal wafer scale graphene. Engineers around the world have invested heavily in research for the commercialization of graphene, but have faced many obstacles due to the challenges associated with it. In the past, researchers have found that multi-crystal synthesis – the process of synthesizing small graphene particles to produce large-area graphene – deteriorated the electric and mechanical properties of the material, limiting its application range and making it difficult to commercialize.

“The new method developed by SAIT and Sungkyunkwan University synthesizes large-area graphene into a single crystal on a semiconductor, maintaining its electric and mechanical properties. The new method repeatedly synthesizes single crystal graphene on the current semiconductor wafer scale.”

Samsung, of course, is one of the world’s giant electronics manufacturers and innovators, and graphene could have a powerful influence in the world of electronics since it is renowned for its vastly superior conductive capacity, lightness and strength when compared to other materials. Graphene can also be stretched up to 20 per cent of its size without losing conductive properties, and can be submerged in liquid without oxidizing).

Samsung is heavily invested in developing wearable and flexible electronics (e.g. a phone screen that can bend and will not crack when dropped), and using graphene in these kinds of applications could really move electronics into a new level of performance. Many predict that graphene will eventually take over from silicon in the production of semiconductors because of its amazing properties. Graphene chips would be able to be smaller, lighter, stronger, and run cooler than today’s silicon chips.

Who knows where all this will lead, but when we consider the combination of new technologies like graphene, LENR, 3D printing, and robotics — we could find ourselves in a very different world within a few decades.

  • jousterusa

    I’m not sure you heard about this, folks. A judge in the state of Florida has said state law requires that all homes be connected to the grid. Going “off the grid,” as we may be able to do in a few years with home E-Cats and hydrino reactors, is now illegal in the state that Andrea Rossi calls home. Here’s a link: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/03/09/florida-makes-off-grid-living-illegal-mandates-all-homes-must-be-connected-to-an-electricity-grid/comment-page-1/

  • Doug Cutler

    Perhaps the most important future use of graphene will be in high efficiency desalination.

  • Andrew

    What I find amazing is that it’s lightweight, strong snd great conductive properties. Imagine an aircraft that has the electronics and wiring built right into the structural frame coupled with an advanced high power to weight energy system like the Ecat.

    • Billy Jackson

      do you one better 😛

      Imagine the same aircraft with your previous listed properties
      3d printed.
      powered by an e-cat

      with a VR Backup pilot (never becomes active unless an emergency) on the ground that can fly the plane in case of terrorism or accident.

      • Iggy Dalrymple

        I can see where possibly a 3d printer might facilitate the creation of graphene, but I cannot envision a 3d printers spurting out graphene. Isn’t graphene a sheet? How could a nozzle spurt out a sheet?

        • Billy Jackson

          electronics would be a spool of graphene wire. for something like that graphene would already be created and stored instead of created on the spot such as other metals.(needing a seperate head on the 3d printer)

  • Andreas Moraitis

    Graphene is perhaps only the beginning:

    http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1320283

    • Billy Jackson

      yup. we live in interesting times.

      Imagine if you would. a 1thz computer, that’s roughly 250 times the power of our current computer. with solid state drives that will get bigger and faster. (remember they will benefit from Graphene too .. all electronics will.)

      Add 8k to 12k resolutions to a VR environment that is approaching the graphics level of AVATAR with a world size similar to GTA V (if not much much larger) remember 250 times the processing power so before you say it wont happen.. imagine a 1thz computer.. now imagine it with 20+ cores and it doesn’t overheat cause Graphene is an amazing conductor of heat as well as electric.

      http://wccftech.com/graphene-transistors-427-ghz/

      come on AMD and Intel you can do it! /throws wallet at the screen.

      • Omega Z

        Quit slacking. Go for the AMD Titan.
        20 petaflops, or more than 20,000 trillion (that’s 20 quadrillion) floating point calculations per second.

  • LENR G

    Graphene has amazing properties. This is terrific.

    The 21st century will be one heck of a time if we can get our heads straight.

  • Billy Jackson

    i get giddy when i think of a 1thz computer and the type of games ill be playing with that amount of processor speed 😛

    • mcloki

      Really Angry Birds. Tetris 2050. lol.

      • Billy Jackson

        “Really Angry Birds.” okay.. you got me on that one.. lol