Graphene could make your computer 1000 times faster

Graphene is superconductive and ultra-thin as it can conduct electricity 10 times better than copper and is 290 times better than silicon.

Researchers have created a new graphene-based transistor (transistors are the building blocks of computer circuits) as the speed of traditional transistor is limited by the material it’s made of, graphene is seen as a viable material to improve this.

They apply magnetic current to the ‘miracle material’ graphene and it increased the speed of the microprocessors by a thousand times. Scientists think graphene could make computers 1000 times faster and uses only 1% of the power. Graphene transistors are also much smaller than silicon ones.

Faster computers would transform what we can do with big data as they could be used in climate models, space exploration and limitless other fields.