Internet of Things (IoT) devices are pretty cool on their own, but graphene can make them cooler.
Researchers from the University of Manchester say graphene could completely revolutionize IoT.
The team has developed graphene humidity sensors that can be embedded into RFID sensors. Devices with graphene sensors can provide remote sensing.
Graphene humidity sensors can be printed one layer at a time on a mass level. This makes it an accessible and affordable technology for companies to use on a large scale.
Devices that use graphene humidity sensors derive power from the receiver, so they don’t need a power source.
The development of these innovative sensors makes it possible to have intelligent wireless monitoring without power requirements. Applications include monitoring different processes for manufacturing including food safety, healthcare, nuclear waste, and moisture detection, among others.
What is Graphene?
Graphene is a one-atom layer of graphite. The carbon atoms in graphene are arranged in a hexagonal lattice.
Graphene has some remarkable qualities and many hail it as a wonder material that will completely revolutionize products and processes.
What makes graphite so amazing? It is the thinnest material on earth, yet one of the strongest Researchers say it is 200 times stronger than steel.
What’s more? The material is flexible and is an excellent conductor of heat.
These aren’t qualities you often hear pertaining to one material. Graphene’s versatility gives it immense potential to be used in almost any industry.
News source: Azo Nano