Rusts always bother us as they have the potential to gradually destroy any material. But the scientists say we can actually get rid of the rusts forever with the help of Graphene paint.
According to the scientists, paints containing Graphene may put an end to the rusts forever on the surfaces where it is applied.
The scientists explain Graphene contains a carbon atom sheet which is just one atom thick.
According to the researchers, Graphene has extraordinary physical and electronic characteristics that hold the potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries.
Explaining the chemical characteristics of graphene, the scientists said the oxygen can easily get bonded with it to form graphene oxide.
The application of graphene oxide can save any substance, including glass, brick and metal, from corrosion. When the layer of graphene oxide is set on a material it possesses the thermal and chemical stability of graphite, but is as tough as the strongest substance known to mankind – graphene. This new development could provide significant advances in a wide range of industries.
Apart from brick, metal or glass, the graphene paint can also be applied over sand for creating a tough and transparent coating, or it can be used in giving shape to grains as the paint will hold the grains together and firm. The list of grahene’s utilities seems endless as the paints can also be applied on strong acids.
Scientists also see a brighter prospect of the substance in the pharmaceuticals and chemicals sector.
Citing several examples to brief the immense benefits of graphene, study researcher Yang Su said “For instance, plastic films coated with graphene could be of interest for medical packaging to improve shelf life because they are less permeable to air and water vapour than conventional coatings. In addition, thin layers of graphene paint are optically transparent.”
Researchers also termed graphene as an ideal substance for every sector, saying it could be produced using inexpensive methods as its only ingredient is carbon.
The study detailing the development of graphene paint and investigation of its properties is published in the journal Nature Communications.
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