Researchers from Monash University and Rice University have developed a thin coating that has been shown to make copper nearly 100 times more resistant to corrosion.
- Contains graphene, a microscopically thin layer of carbon atoms
- Increases metal’s resistance to corrosion
- Graphene provides good mechanical properties and great strength
- Does not change the feel or appearance of the metal
- Initially applied at temperatures between 800 and 900 degrees, using a technique known as chemical vapour deposition
- Research being conducted on its use on other metals, as well as its application at lower temperatures