Graphene is a carbon-based material that is incredibly thin and fully flexible. It is not currently used in consumer devices or products in general but it will soon be and it’s going to be an important change:
According to the American Chemical Society, graphene is a “wonder material” 100 times stronger than steel and is so thin that a single ounce of it could cover 28 football fields. It could also usher in a new era of ultra-slim and fully flexible gadgets.
“Touch screens made with graphene as their conductive element could be printed on thin plastic instead of glass, so they would be light and flexible, which could make cell phones as thin as a piece of paper and foldable enough to slip into a pocket,” the A.C.S. explained in a report on its Web site this week. “Because of graphene’s incredible strength, these cell phones would be nearly unbreakable.”