The breakthrough would allow transforming ‘wonder material’ into wearable technology devices.
Researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) have developed a new synthesis method to accelerate the commercialisation of graphene for use in electronic devices.
Following the breakthrough, the South Korean firm plans to use graphene, which is claimed to be far more durable than steel and flexible enough for deployment in displays and wearable devices, in its upcoming range of products.
SAIT laboratory spokespeople said that this is one of the most significant breakthroughs in graphene research in history.
"We expect this discovery to accelerate the commercialisation of graphene, which could unlock the next era of consumer electronic technology," they added.
Developed in collaboration with Sungkyunkwan University, the new method synthesises large-area graphene into a single crystal on a semiconductor, while maintaining its electric and mechanical properties.
The process will frequently synthesise single crystal graphene on the current semiconductor wafer scale.
Researchers claim that the method for growing a single crystal graphene into a large area would assist in replacing the tech industry’s dependence on silicon.
Last month, Aditi Singh and Parang Anand proposed a hypothetical design for graphene-based paper-thin, sticky flash drives that they claim would save information by pasting it similar to a sticky note onto a screen.
Recent research carried out by the Universities of Bath and Exeter, into use of graphene in the telecommunications industry revealed that it could boost internet speeds by up to hundred times.