It is a reality that the mobile phone in terms of its forms has not had many radical changes in its history. The first Motorola 1973, with its keys, and the iPhone in 2007 with the introduction of touch screens were the only two notable changes in form that has undergone a mobile phone. It is not an easy subject.
Manufacturers are the first to bet on new shapes and designs, but the materials that are used today in mobile (plastic, glass, aluminum) are relatively complex to handle and very expensive if we get unique ways. Faced with this challenge there are new materials that now are in development and are the great hope of the moment: we speak of graphene and gallium nitride.
It is best that one of the best specialists in the world in this area is the Spanish Tomás Palacios, renowned person who has received honors Barak Obama himself, to give the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest award Delivering the US government to young researchers. Palacios said in a recent interview that in the immediate future, between 10 and 15 years, the mobile phone will be unrecognizable and may be integrated into the walls of our house.
According to this specialist, the materials discussed will be the enabling technological and conceptual take that step. An almost ubiquitous electronics that may be present in almost any garment and object surround us, such as the clothes we measure body temperature and to integrate a mobile or a building full of sensors to know at all times how their structures. For this, the graphene will play a vital role. Palacios notes that talk of a thinner material that is known, only one layer of carbon, being a hundred times stronger than the best steels. Top it is very light and also transmits electricity better than copper.
Great ¿no? The bottom line is that you have a 2% opacity, so it is almost invisible, which combined with its flexibility allows it to be ideal for creating mobile not only material but almost any electronic product of the future.