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Samsung promises truly flexible electronics sooner with graphene breakthrough

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Graphene. It was going to reinvigorate the electronics industry. Better than silicon, flexible yet more durable than steel and with high heat conduction, it all sounded like The Dream for thinner components and wearables.. but it kinda faded away. Well, it's back, according to Samsung. In a partnership with Sungkyunkwan University, it reckons it's solved the tricky issue of manufacturing "large area, single crystal wafer scale graphene," or simply: big, thin sheets of it. Manufacturing methods in the past have reduced the electric and mechanic benefits associated with the material -- one reason it's taken so long to be commercialized and, you know, appear in for real, for sale things. Samsung's involvement should mean it could actually happen.

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