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Samsung rumored to launch phone with graphene battery next year
Graphene Info ^ | August 19, 2019 | CNet

Posted on 08/20/2019 7:29:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Samsung may be in the race to develop a graphene-based alternative to lithium-ion batteries for its phones. Rumors are going around claiming that the Company hopes to have at least one phone with a graphene battery ready next year or by 2021.

The word is that these graphene-based batteries will be capable of a full charge in under a half-hour, but they still need to raise capacities while lowering costs. In 2017, Samsung said its researchers developed a "graphene ball" material that enables five times faster charging speeds than standard lithium-ion batteries.

Samsung may be looking into battery alternatives following past problems with its Note 7 phones, when users started reporting overheating problems. Samsung tied the issues to a battery design flaw and recalled all the Note 7 phones on the market. That didn't seem to fix the problem, though, with the replacement devices also overheating. Samsung launched a second recall and stopped manufacturing the Note 7. Following the problems, Samsung changed its testing process for key mobile components and instituted an eight-point inspection process for batteries.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Science
KEYWORDS: graphene; samsung; science
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1 posted on 08/20/2019 7:29:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve had a pencil with a graphite battery since the first grade.


2 posted on 08/20/2019 7:31:13 PM PDT by caver
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Have they finally found a way to mass produce that stuff yet? Its been this matador cape of click bait and hopey dreams for a long time now.

I know 15 years since its discovery is not long but still the press keeps pimping out hints and guesses for clicks.


3 posted on 08/20/2019 7:33:21 PM PDT by Bayard
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“I’ve had a pencil with a graphite battery since the first grade.”

I’ve had graphite embedded in my hand since having a pencil fight in the second grade.


4 posted on 08/20/2019 7:34:12 PM PDT by neverevergiveup
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I have graphite in my palm since freshman year in high school. Had a pencil in my back pocket, jumped off the bleachers, and impaled my right hand!


5 posted on 08/20/2019 7:44:55 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie (Ca)
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To: neverevergiveup
I’ve had graphite embedded in my hand since having a pencil fight in the second grade.

Fifth grade: grabbed at a freshly sharpened pencil as it fell, and stabbed about a half-inch of the lead into my lower right palm.

That was 42 years ago, and the mark is still there.
6 posted on 08/20/2019 7:48:17 PM PDT by farming pharmer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My father worked on this. he never could get it to work. His name is on 27 patents. One of those everyone uses every day.


7 posted on 08/20/2019 8:00:32 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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Wow that’s pretty cool!


8 posted on 08/20/2019 8:03:14 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Amendment10; Bellflower; BudgieRamone; ckilmer; DoughtyOne; EEGator; GOPJ; ...

This is the graphene ping list.

Click Private Reply below to join or leave this list.

Interesting: 9 Uses for Graphene.

9 posted on 08/20/2019 8:22:57 PM PDT by upchuck (If democrats would stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90% ~ h/t Mr K.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
It's some low-down carbon if there ever was, even if it had no cause, graphene, graphene...

10 posted on 08/20/2019 8:28:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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Graphene is a zero-gap semiconductor, because its conduction and valence bands meet at the Dirac points. The Dirac points are six locations in momentum space, on the edge of the Brillouin zone, divided into two non-equivalent sets of three points. The two sets are labeled K and K'. The sets give graphene a valley degeneracy of gv = 2. By contrast, for traditional semiconductors the primary point of interest is generally Γ, where momentum is zero. Four electronic properties separate it from other condensed matter systems.
11 posted on 08/20/2019 8:34:47 PM PDT by HandyDandy (All right then I will go to hell. Huckleberry Finn)
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“The sets give graphene a valley degeneracy of gv = 2.” Impressive. I hope to understand after studying physics in ten years. Batteries: No such thing as a free lunch.


12 posted on 08/20/2019 9:03:39 PM PDT by Falconspeed
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How long will it run the phone before it goes tits-up? iphones are dead at about 2 to 3 hours.


13 posted on 08/20/2019 9:08:57 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: HandyDandy
Graphene is a zero-gap semiconductor, because its conduction and valence bands meet at the Dirac points. The Dirac points are six locations in momentum space, on the edge of the Brillouin zone, divided into two non-equivalent sets of three points. The two sets are labeled K and K'. The sets give graphene a valley degeneracy of gv = 2. By contrast, for traditional semiconductors the primary point of interest is generally Γ, where momentum is zero. Four electronic properties separate it from other condensed matter systems.

I'm pretty sure this is an eloquent and reasoned explanation of carbon conductors. I understood the first and lat words in the paragraph....Dirac points???? I enjoyed reading it, thanks for posting.

14 posted on 08/20/2019 9:11:10 PM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds upd all the CPU)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Calling B.S. and clickbait on this article


15 posted on 08/20/2019 9:14:12 PM PDT by montag813
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“an eloquent and reasoned explanation“

That is exactly how it struck me when I first copied and pasted it from wiki.

16 posted on 08/20/2019 9:25:35 PM PDT by HandyDandy (All right then I will go to hell. Huckleberry Finn)
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“The sets give graphene a valley degeneracy of gv = 2”

Free associating to Ellen DeGeneres, I then thought Graphene could be a good stage name for a drag queen, with a gay velocity of 2. After that, I realized my thoughts hurt, and it’s late.


17 posted on 08/20/2019 9:49:22 PM PDT by bluejean (I'm becoming a cranky old person. It really annoys me.)
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“......valley degeneracy of gv = 2.”

It is precisely this particular sequence that causes most people’s minds to wander off into thoughts of the opposite sex.......

18 posted on 08/20/2019 9:56:11 PM PDT by HandyDandy (All right then I will go to hell. Huckleberry Finn)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will the calls it makes and receives be better somehow?


19 posted on 08/20/2019 10:45:48 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: neverevergiveup

I got a staple in the thumb in 1st grade from a classmate, but I pulled it out of the bone by myself. The three staples from splitting my head open that year were removed by my doctor!


20 posted on 08/21/2019 1:27:29 AM PDT by Dexter Morgan ("MSNBC News? Appalling. Appalling and amateurish. So both at the same time; it's a bad combination.")
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