New graphene based material leads to flexible screens
The new material has been dubbed #GraphExeter. Like #graphene it is lightweight, strong, transparent and a good conductor of electricity. It differs from graphene in terms of not being composed of ‘pure’ graphene molecules.
@GraphExeter was created by placing molecules of ferric chloride tightly between two graphene layers produces a new system that is more than a thousand times a better conductor of electricity than graphene.
The focus of the application is with large, flat and flexible lighting. The main advantage is that the material is capable of high luminosity, beating comparable products by 50 percent greater brightness. This should aid the next generation of flexible screens. One limitation with the current developments in flexible screens is that the brightness that can be achieved decreases as the screen becomes larger. GraphExeter overcomes this.
Moreover, the lights are not only brighter, they are very resilient and they can be folded multiple, times without loss of functionality.
Further details are revealed in this University of Exeter video: