Check this out. Have you heard?
Electrical signals transmitted at high frequencies lose none of their energy when passed through the 'wonder material' graphene, a study led by Plymouth University has shown.
Article: user link on phys.org
Um... so, yeah.
"Wise men talk because they have something to say fools because they have to say something."
It would be nice if Phys.org were a little more cautious with their hyperbole. There's going to be some expected energy loss, even if it's greatly reduced with graphene - unless this really is some kind of superconductor at room temperature. Laws of thermodynamics, and such. Still, hell of a material, looks promising for the future of electronics.
Just to be clear, superconductors DO have zero resistance but I doubt graphene is a superconductor at room temperature. If it really is, that's AMAZING.
(This post was edited 3 years ago on Friday, March 4th, 2016 at 5:50 pm)
The reduced thermal noise interests me. This could lead to ultra-sensitive radios! It's good news for us ham operators, potentially.
Superconductors are certainly an interesting phenomenon. How this doesn't violate the laws of thermodynamics baffles me.