Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTC: CABN) has extended its sponsored research agreement of graphene with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), the company said.
The extension will allow UCSB to continue the research and development of a potentially ultrafast optical modulator based on graphene. An optical modulator is a critical fiber optic component for the encoding and transmission of digital data.
Graphene is one million times thinner than a strand of human hair and 200 times stronger than steel, and is capable of delivering extreme high speed and tunable conductivity. Graphene has the potential to be used in modulating light at very high speeds, yielding a heightened capacity to efficiently encode and transmit digital data.
Fiber optic technology, the backbone of the Internet, has grown in Internet data, in large part due to cloud-based services such as Netflix, Facebook, and Google.
Carbon Sciences, Inc. is a developer of breakthrough technologies based on graphene, a sheet of pure carbon that is only one atom thick, is flexible, transparent, impermeable to moisture, stronger than diamonds and more conductive than gold.