Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Graphene - the wonder material for computers for lightning performance!

Silicon is the base material in the modern computer chip and electronic current travels at a high speed through this material to produce instant solutions to our complex mathematical problems. Scientists all over the world are researching on different type of materials to improve the speed of operation of the computer and other electronic gadgets. Professor Novoselov and his team of researchers from Manchester University have invented a new material known as Graphene which is made up of several layers of carbon atoms in honeycomb formation. The material is chemically simple and extremely strong with excellent electrical conductivity and heat dissipation properties. This material will replace the present semi conductors in the near future. Electrons can travel at 1000 km per second in this material, 30 times faster than that in silicon material.

Professor Novoselov was the proud recipient of Nobel Prize for physics last year. His new innovation will bring about an amazing compactness in the size of devices like computers, mobile phones, etc., apart from a superb performance at lightning speed soon!

1 comment:

  1. It will be amazing to see how technology changes in the next 20-30 years. It's simply amazing the things that are discovered. Awesome.

    Have a terrific day. :)