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Advantages of Graphene | Disadvantages of Graphene

This page covers advantages and disadvantages of Graphene. It mentions Graphene advantages (i.e. benefits) and Graphene disadvantages (i.e.drawbacks).

The world of electronics have started since years. The electronics evolution ranges from copper wires to semiconductors. Engineers are looking for technologies which fulfill huge processing and storage requirements.

Graphene has become popular due to its following mentioned advantages or properties. Graphene is thin layer of pure carbon. It consists of tightly packed layer of carbon atoms which are bonded together in hexagonal honeycomb lattice structure. It is the first 2D material introduced in the world.

Advantages of Graphene

Following points summarize Graphene advantages:
➨It is ultralight and also immensely tough.
➨It is two hundred times stronger compare to steel and incredibly flexible.
➨It is thinnest material possible and it is completely transparent which can transmit more than 90 % of the light.
➨It is ultimate conductor and it can function as perfect barrier. The helium can not even pass through the graphene.
➨It can transfer electrons at much faster rate compare to silicon. It can pass at the speed of 1000 Kms/sec which is about 30 times fast compare to silicon.
➨Graphene can be used in the most popular market of smartphones and wrist watches.
➨It can be used in flexible electronic newspaper, foldable televisions etc.
➨It can be used in clothing which uses graphene based photo-voltaic cells as well as super conductors. Due to this tablets and mobile phones can be charged in minutes while in the pockets itself.
➨It can be used for wide variety of applications such as flexible displays (OLEDs, LCDs), RAM, energy efficient transistors, energy storage devices, textile electrodes, copper nanowires, thermal management, spintronics etc.

Disadvantages of Graphene

Following points summarize Graphene disadvantages:
➨Creation of high quality graphene is expensive and complex process.
➨In order to grow graphene, toxic chemicals are being used at high temperatures. Due to this it exhibits toxic qualities.
➨It is susceptive to oxidative atmosphere.

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