Discovered in 2004, graphene could soon replace our famous led bulbs that we currently use to light our homes and settle in other devices.
What is graphene?
Graphene is considered as the finest crystal that we know currently. It is present in the natural state in the crystals of graphite and could be isolated in 2004 by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov at the Physics Department of the University of Manchester. For this discovery, these two men have received the Nobel Prize for Physics in Listofledlights.
A Better Light Bulb
Super-strong, transparent and very good conductor of electricity, graphene has been used in the laboratory of Andre Geim to constitute a whole new graphene filament bulb. As indicated by the two designers, this bulb to graphene would consume about 10% less electricity than an LED bulb. It would also have a dmuch more extensive life urea because it Could Take 25 Years.
The Rector of the University of Manchester and Director of Graphene Lighting, Colin Bailey, Assistant indicated recently in the BBC that this “light bulb to graphene has manufacturing costs lower and contains more durable components”. If this bulb to graphene is not yet ready to come out on the market, the Graphene Lightning at the origin of the financing of the project company will be who will market it in the near future. She would be available for around 20 euros. It seems expensive at first glance, should of course take account of the life of the bulb.
Since its discovery, many scientific publications suggest that there would be other applications for graphene. Richard Kaner and Maher El – Kady, two researchers from the University of California Los Angeles, have also developed new types of batteries to graphene able to charge very quickly.
According to the creators, this new battery to graphene could offer the speed of reloading from 100 to 1 000 times faster than current batteries. It would also retain 97% of its performance after 10,000 cycles of operation against barely 1,000 cycles for batteries that are used currently.