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  • foxgang7878 foxgang7878 Feb 1, 2013 9:43 PM Flag

    google nokia graphene grant....and be blown away

    Nokia begins work on graphene, world's strongest material

    The mobile-phone maker receives a $1.35 billion grant to work on development of the 2D wonder-material that is stronger, lighter, and thinner than anything else on Earth.

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    • You're right - amazing! I knew about graphene but didn't know Nokia had such a head start until news of this grant. This article and the embedded video (Morph) are really interesting; google this: Graphene – Nokia’s future super-material

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      The EU has awarded a €1bn ($1.35bn) grant to the Graphene Flagship consortium in a ten-year project bringing academics and industrialists together to commercialize graphene, and hopefully spur economic growth.

      The grant comes from the EU's Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) program, which seeks to boost the introduction of advanced technology within the Eurozone. Nokia and Airbus are key industry players, but the consortium includes a total of 126 academic and industrial research groups in 17 European countries.

      "Nokia is proud to be involved with this project, and we have deep roots in the field – we first started working with graphene already in 2006," said Nokia CTO Henry Tirri.

      "Since then, we have come to identify multiple areas where this material can be applied in modern computing environments," Tirri said. "We've done some very promising work so far, but I believe the greatest innovations have yet to be discovered."

      The funding will be used to set up a communication system to allow the scientific and business interests to meet and develop new uses for graphene and ways to integrate it into future products. It will be headquartered in the Swedish Chalmers University of Technology

      Graphene consists of carbon atoms laid down in an atom-thick layer of material, and it holds great promise not only for faster and more efficient electronics but also for a host of other applications ranging from desalinization to the construction of a space elevator.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Nokia wins $1.35 billion grant to develop graphene, a ‘super-material’ that’s just one atom thick

      Nokia (NOK) this week made a somewhat under-the-radar announcement that could nevertheless pay out major dividends for the future of the tech industry. Via Tom’s Hardware, Nokia and the Graphene Flagship Consortium this week won a grant of €1 billion ($1.35 billion USD) to develop graphene, a two-dimensional “super-material” that measures just one atom thick and is described by Nokia as the “strongest material ever tested, having a breaking strength 300 times greater than steel.”

      Nokia says that it first joined the Graphene Flagship Consortium, which consists of 74 industry and academic partners, as a way to realize its “realistic dreams of improving the [mobile] industry.” Nokia CTO Henry Tirri says that Nokia has been experimenting with graphene since 2006 and has “come to identify multiple areas where this material can be applied in modern computing environments.”

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Notice how you never hear about this in the main stream media!

      This is game changer. Revolutionary. And Nokia is on the forefront developing this!

      This is what will drive Nokia to the heights Apple is at!

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Forget diamonds, graphene is now the world's hardest material. And all sorts of developers most likely want to get their hands on it.

      Nokia looks to be ahead of the game in this graphene race. The Finnish mobile-phone maker announced today that it was one of the recipients of a $1.35 billion grant from the European Union to do research and development on the supermaterial over the next 10 years.

      "Nokia is proud to be involved with this project, and we have deep roots in the field -- we first started working with graphene already in 2006," Nokia's CTO Henry Tirri said in a statement. "Since then, we have come to identify multiple areas where this material can be applied in modern computing environments. We've done some very promising work so far, but I believe the greatest innovations have yet to be discovered."

      Besides being the hardest substance in the world -- 300 times stronger than steel -- graphene has all sorts of other noteworthy qualities. It is also the thinnest object ever obtained by man -- measuring just one atom thick -- and the lightest. It is made of a 2D crystal and looks a bit like scotch tape, only infinitely thinner. Graphene is also transparent, bendable, and a far better conductor than copper.

      If Nokia is successful in its development of the material, it will be able to build cell phones that are extremely light, durable, and less susceptible to overheating.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

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      • Don't forget diamonds, yet. Saying graphene is the world's hardest material is much like saying ants are stronger than humans. At one-atom thickness, graphene is the strongest. Getting it to scale without impurities that completely wreck its advantage is one of the challenges.

        While it is nice that Nokia will be doing some of the research, what advantage do you think they will have from it? Since they are not paying for the research they will not own the rights to any development. They might be first to market if they already tested it during the research, but other companies should be free to include it in their designs. I don't see this relatively old news of 10 year grant money to a consortium meaning anything to the PPS or something to get so excited about.

    • The investment was made in part to help the European Union become a large player in the graphene development and research. “When we talk about graphene, we’ve reached a tipping point,” Jani Kivioja, a research leader in Nokia’s Research Center said. “We’re now looking at the beginning of a graphene revolution. Before this point in time, we figured out a way to manufacture cheap iron that led to the Industrial Revolution. Then there was silicon. Now, it’s time for graphene.”

      Graphene is expected to improve and make its way into new products in the coming years.
      Source Nokia

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

 
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