The following video is a simple introductory into Graphene produced by the European graphene flagship initiative, posted by Cambridge University onto Youtube.com, please do watch this video for a better understanding of Graphene:
It is because of the potential in Graphene that I am so excited about it. Imagine, your mobile phone as thin as a piece of paper, with tenfolds the processing speeds, brightness, battery efficiency weight and strength as it is even stronger than diamond, however these are just the cornerstones of what Graphene could provide us with in the future. Electronic components such as microchips and transistors could be so small that the naked eye wouldn't be able to define them on a clear sheet of paper. It is widely believed that soon enough, Graphene will replace Silicon as the basics of electronics.
My interests in Graphene first started last year whilst I was doing GCSE electronics, and towards the end of April I was doing some research for my electronics project when I came across an article on the BBC website that contained a video which talked of how Graphene was in the run up for a grand prize of 1bn euros in funding in a prestigious competition which promoted the research into technologies that can change the entire world for the better. The following is a link to that very webpage on the BBC website:
In other ways it hasn't really influenced my life or my studies, however the example set by the two Physicists who were common researchers doing their everyday work at Manchester University during the time of their discovery was an inspirational one, which showed me that in a similar way I could also achieve great things.
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