The Age of Graphene: Samsung's Revolutionary Battery Technology

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The Age of Graphene: Samsung's Revolutionary Battery Technology 5
Pre-historic times and ancient history are defined by the materials that were harnessed during that period.
We have the stone age, the bronze age, and the iron age.
Today is a little more complex, we live in the Space Age, the Nuclear Age, and the Information Age.
And now we are entering the Graphene Age, a material that will be so influential to our future, it should help define the period we live in.
Potential applications for Graphene include uses in medicine, electronics, light processing, sensor technology, environmental technology, and energy, which brings us to Samsung’s incredible battery technology!
Imagine a world where mobile devices and electric vehicles charge 5 times faster than they do today.
Cell phones, laptops, and tablets that fully charge in 12 minutes or electric cars that fully charge at home in only an hour.
Samsung will make this possible because, on November 28th, they announced the development of a battery made of graphene with charging speeds 5 times faster than standard lithium-ion batteries.
Before I talk about that, let’s quickly go over what Graphene is.
When you first hear about Graphene’s incredible properties, it sounds like a supernatural material out of a comic book.
But Graphene is real! And it is made out of Graphite, which is the crystallized form of carbon and is commonly found in pencils.
Graphene is a single atom thick structure of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice and is a million time thinner than a human hair.
Graphene is the strongest lightest material on Earth.
It is 200 times stronger than steel and as much as 6 times lighter.
It can stretch up to a quarter of its length but at the same time, it is the hardest material known, harder than a diamond.
Graphene can also conduct electricity faster than any known substance, 140 times faster than silicone.
And it conducts heat 10 times better than copper.
It was first theorized by Phillip Wallace in 1947 and attempts to grow graphene started in the 1970s but never produced results that could measure graphene experimentally.
Graphene is also the most impermeable material known, even Helium atoms can’t pass through graphene.
In 2004, University of Manchester scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov successfully isolated one atom thick flakes of graphene for the first time by repeatedly separating fragments from chunks of graphite using tape, and they were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010 for this discovery.
Over the past 10 years, the price of Graphene has dropped at a tremendous rate.
In 2008, Graphene was one of the most expensive materials on Earth, but production methods have been scaled up since then and companies are selling Graphene in large quantities.


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While Samsung is already working on Graphene batteries apple is working on new emojis.

Progress by "think different", because who does not need new emojis?

Author — Hubert Jadczak


I'm sure 5 years from now the iPhone will have a graphene battery and Apple will take credit for it. Mark my words.

Author — WGACA


Samsung is a badass company, a little scary even.

Author — Jesse Campbell


I prefer 5x the battery capacity than 5x charging speed

Author — R Madalin


I think the 21st century will be the start of the carbon age. used for graphene, nano tubes, bio engineering etc.

Author — Daniel Pas


2:00 what do you mean by: Conducts electricity faster?

Author — Stefan S


Apple you have to stay out front with technology. It will leave you FLAT

Author — Ron Lee


Literally sounds like you drooling over this lol great vid tho

Author — Stevie Broward


Nicely done mate. Keep up the good work. - Subscribed 👍🏼

Author — Ivan Salazar


Great video! Wish you million subscribers by the end of 2018, you deserve it.

Author — Martin Voynov


Great video. Thanks. The next good thing should and will be graphene screens.

Author — Dene. F.


1 year on,

How has graphene technology progressed since?

Author — Serbian Sauce Boss


It's june 2019, and still no graphene enhanced batteries in sight, must be saving them for the segway parked in every garage

Author — Ronald Harris


Graphene suits, like John Wick wears.

Author — Sapphire Spire


I'm hoping that graphene, carbon nanotubes and buckyballs will make it possible to print ICs.

Author — 0x1A3C3E7


I still like the idea of nuclear powered cars and radium powered medicine though.

Author — I'm Cmart


"Graphene ball material"? Not likely... graphene is a quasi 2D material. What you are talking about is "fullerene" which is a quasi 0D material and different from graphene. Look it up.

Author — Nikola Stojiljkovic


Charge a car in an hour? Tesla already does this with their supercharging network. Also, everyone says they have the next big thing in batteries - but only in powerpoint form, not working cells.

Author — ultrapowermae


Graphene is finally moving into our world.. hello Graphene !!

Author — DAVY. J.Y. Art with a pen.


awesome now make me a battery pack for my RC planes and helicopters

Author — el xero