Graphene Outperforms Carbon Nanotubes for Creating Stronger, More Crack-Resistant Materials

Researchers from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in the US have shown in 3 studies that Graphene should be the nanomaterial of choice to strengthen composite materials used in everything from wind turbines to aircraft wings.

The studies found that composites infused with graphene are stronger, stiffer and less prone to failure than composites comprised of carbon nanotubes and other nanoparticles.

Posted: Apr 28,2010 by Ron Mertens