Nokia receives $1.35 billion grant to further develop graphene

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Nokia has been awarded a scholarship years $ 1.35 billion, 10 of the European Union to further develop graphene for practical applications. The 2D art equipment is only one atom thick but according to the Finnish mobile phone maker, is the strongest material ever tested – which has a breaking strength 300 times greater than steel.

In one atom thick, is the thinnest object ever created by man, as well as the lightest. A material model resembles 2D crystals aligned to be something like tape. The material is transparent and flexible and is much better conductor than copper which could lead to a number of applications in the field of computers and electronics in general.

Nokia is part of the Graphene Flagship Consortium, a group of 74 academic and industrial partners interested in technology. Nokia CTO Henry Tirri says his company has been working with the material for the past seven years and have come to identify several areas where graphene could be applied in modern computing environments.

Nokia Research Center Kivioja leader Jani believes technology will finally have the same impact on manufacturing as iron and silicon have had in previous generations. He says that we are now seeing the beginning of a revolution graphene.

It goes without saying that Nokia is interested in technology for the mobile industry. Given enough time, is believed to be able to use graphene to terminals that are lighter and more durable than current phones while being less susceptible to overheating.

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