Graphene is a cool, moldable, versatile, flexible, efficient material which can do wonders for the world of technology. With graphene, one can build a fast and powerful processor, a performant and long lasting battery or highly capacitive solar cells. Graphene is also used in for manufacture of headphones with higher sound quality.
The great advantages graphene brings to the table don’t end with the description above. A team of researchers at Rice University discovered how a 3D manipulation of graphene can be efficiently used to revolutionize the way in which we cool our gadgets.
Whenever our laptop or desktop gets overheated, it processes tasks at a much slower pace, getting us slightly frustrated over the simplest of things. Graphene is here to change the state of facts, as it acts as a great heat conductor but unfortunately has some limitations. In the case of graphene, heat moves easily across the surface of stacked pieces, but it doesn’t necessarily move that easily through the multiple layers of material.
To overcome the issue, 3D alternatives of graphene can be used. The team of experts at Rice University discovered the new way in which structures of material can be created to avoid overheating of our highly used gadgets.
The 3D pieces of white graphene can be created with boron nitrade nanotubes, allowing constant heat transfer in all directions.
Speaking of versatility, graphene provides it at the highest level. By turning the lengths and densities of the interconnected tubes of material, heat can easily be channeled in specific directions. The shorter tubes are designed to slow down conduction, while the long ones easily speed it up.
Gadget cooling meets revolution with the help of a simple yet very flexible material that can do wonders if manipulated, modified and used at its maximum capacity. Graphene allows for a completely new, more efficient and smaller scale manner to control the heat that can be highly unpleasant, especially in crucial situations when we need our gadgets to work at full power. An entire range of electronics can benefit from efficient heat control with the help of graphene.
Alternative materials are the future of technology. Besides the innovative and highly productive capacities that define them, these materials offer a high degree of ease and efficiency in manipulation. Graphene is a singular example from an entire pool of recyclable, alternative options to the classic fabrics that make up for our entire set of gadgets, handsets, shelter and so on. Thinking outside the box has always been one of the quotes that designed the future.
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