When will graphene hit the mass market?

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When will graphene hit the mass market?
« on: 09/01/2014 11:33:35 »
Graphene looks set to enter mass market manufacturing in 2014...

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« Reply #1 on: 08/01/2014 21:22:13 »
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....

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« Reply #2 on: 09/01/2014 11:34:58 »
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« Reply #3 on: 09/01/2014 19:00:38 »
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.

So, even if the screen glass is broken and so long as the LCD isn't itself compromised, then the majority of the conductors remain intact so the device can still resolve where the screen is being touched.
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Re: When will graphene hit the mass market?
« Reply #4 on: 21/01/2014 22:53:35 »
I certainly feel so graphene will hit mass production. Graphene can be future of electronics and it's components.