2014 could see the first mass-market products containing graphene – a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon arranged in a hexagonal ‘chickenwire’ pattern. It is as stiff as diamond and hundreds of times stronger than steel — yet at the same time is extremely flexible, even stretchable, and electricity zips through it like greased lightning.
How can touch screens still work when they are broken? I have seen many people with shattered screens on their phones, but they still work.... corky, Wed, 8th Jan 2014
The screens use a matrix of conductors that criss-cross the display; when a fingertip is applied, it alters the capacitance of the conductors that are contacted. The device registers on which conductors this change occurs in both the x and y direction. Since it knows where the two cross, this must where the finger is touching the screen.
I certainly feel so graphene will hit mass production. Graphene can be future of electronics and it's components. suffering from pois, Tue, 21st Jan 2014