China develops world’s first Graphene electronic paper

Chinese researchers have developed world’s first graphene electronic paper that will catapult the material to a new level.

It was developed by The Guangzhou OED Technologies in partnership with a company in Chongqing Province of China.

Key facts

  • Graphene e-paper is more pliable and has more intensity as compared to traditional e-papers. It has high-light transmittance means optical displays will be much brighter.
  • Compared with liquid crystal displays (LCDs), e-papers are thinner, bendable and energy efficient.
  • Mass production cost is much lower compared to traditional e-papers, which use the rare, expensive metal indium.

About Graphene

  • Graphene is the world’s strongest and lightest known material derived from carbon.
  • It can conduct heat and electricity. Its single layer is of 0.335 nanometers thickness.
  • It can be used to create hard or flexible Graphene displays and also can be used in electronic products such as e-readers and wearable smart devices.

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