Airbus Backed Ice Free Project for Safer Aircraft

An Airbus backed European project could produce safer aircraft. Graphene is an ideal material to keep aircraft parts ice free, without affecting aerodynamic properties. “If ice accumulates on the wings, propellers or other surfaces of an aircraft, control can be...

Graphene Composites for Planes and Cars

Graphene composites which include fibre, polymer matrix and graphene layers all work together to distribute mechanical stress, resulting in a material with improved strength and other beneficial properties. This makes them ideal for use in the transport industry....

Graphene Containing Tires Test Results

Graphene-containing tires exhibit good performance during an 18 month development and testing programme in the UK. They showed improvements in wear resistance, rolling resistance, fuel economy and braking performance. “Gratomic has announced a breakthrough...

Graphene based Disc Brake Rotors for Cyclists

Disc brake rotors that are graphene based would dissipate heat more readily as well as being lighter and stronger. Product is in prototype stage now. “Dassi Bikes is to launch a graphene disc brake rotor into the market as of Q1 2020, the founder Stuart Abbott...

Graphene Enhanced asphalt in UK Trial

The ability of graphene enhanced asphalt to improve the quality and lifespan of road surfaces is being tested at a site in Curbridge, Oxfordshire. “With the approval of Oxfordshire County Council, Skanska is laying an asphalt concrete with a proprietary...

Could Graphene Lubricants Replace Oil?

Could graphene lubricants replace oil? “One area of research I have seen grow from concept to an almost commercially viable reality over the last few years is the use of graphene and carbon nanodiamonds as a solid-state lubricant” says Liam Critchley....