A graphene coating can make copper nearly 100 times more resistant to corrosion (Image: Shutterstock)
A graphene coating is applied to copper using chemical vapor disposition (Image: Derek Lobo)
Following on from news out of the University at Buffalo earlier this year that a graphene varnish could significantly slow the corrosion of steel, researchers from Monash and Rice Universities have used a graphene coating to improve copper’s resistance to corrosion by nearly 100 times. The researchers say such a dramatic extension of the metal’s useful life could result in significant cost savings for a wide range of industries.
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