I’ll be honest I don’t know much about graphene, in fact the first time I heard of it was on this blog last year when people were suggesting what new innovations could come with the N8’s successor, where the word “graphene sensor” was thrown around a lot. Well it seems Nokia have been working with graphene in some research, What’s so special about graphene? Well first of all it’s a material so thin that it’s classified as 2 dimensional (only one atom thick), yet still manages to be immensely powerful
Measuring only one atom thick, graphene is classed as a 2D structure with super-useful properties. While thin, it’s also the strongest material ever tested, having a breaking strength 300 times greater than steel. Oh, and it’s also the lightest and best intrinsic conductor, too.
But instead of me blabbing about it, check out this cool video explaining it:
Hearing all that makes me want a graphene bodied device right now, but I don’t even know if that’s possible? (how expensive is it?); regardless this article reminded me of the rumors of an aluminum bodied lightweight 920 sucessor that might show its face at MWC.
Perhaps I’m reading too much into this, but I don’t see why Nokia Conversations would post about it, unless they were somehow going to use it later?
Read the full article here: http://conversations.nokia.com/2013/01/28/big-step-forward-for-european-graphene-initiative/