In the world today, you will find over 1.5 billion smartphones and the whole are made using silicon as the main component for parts inside the outer shell. Staring from the RAM stick, the processor and to the motherboard, they are all made of silicon which is super expensive and brittle. As a result of this, researchers are on a desperate lookout for the best alternative in order to have an unbreakable smartphone.
Researchers in the University Belfast In Queens, United Kingdom seems to have arrived at the best result. They discovered that a revolutionary technology can be achieved by combining materials like graphene and hBN to create a long lasting solution and an unbreakable smartphone.
Being termed a “miracle material”, Scientists claimed that these combined materials will be the revolutionary technology that will be used in all future unbreakable smartphone because of its efficient power transmission and durability, which is far better compared to the silicon currently used. Any smartphone made from this combination will benefit from the mix of unique features, which does not exist in materials naturally. The process known as “Van Der Waals solids”, allows compounds to be brought together and arranged in a pre-defined way.
Graphene was recently talked about as a material used in building the outer body of smartphones. Graphene have a flexible characteristics and it will help change the “bendable” phone dream into reality. While the use of these combinations is only being tested in the labs for now, I believe that it will soon rollout commercially as tech giants like Apple and Samsung buys into the idea.