Graphene Radio is Wireless Wonder

Graphene has been touted as a ‘wonder material’ for the past few years, and here we see an example of how it could actually be applied in technology in the near future.

In an article originally published in Nature Communications, and here reported in New Scientist, it is described how reversing the previous manufacturing process of graphene transistors allowed them to be made without damage. This allowed the simple three-word signal of ‘IBM’ to be sent and received perfectly, indicating that the use of graphene in radio technology could become a reality.

Graphene’s unusually high conductivity compared to other materials means that circuits containing this material use much less power than those currently used, and so results such as these are very promising for future low-power radio systems.

Exciting stuff!


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