Since it was first isolated in 2004 via simple mechanical exfoliation of graphite, graphene has attracted significant attention due to its unique combination of extraordinary electronic, optical, and mechanical properties. Graphene sheets are two-dimensional, one-atom-thick layers of sp2-bonded carbon atoms connected in a hexagonal, honey-comb-like pattern. In addition to potential applications in advanced batteries and transistors, solar cells, displays, sensors, and composites, there is much interest in the use of graphene by itself as a coating material or as an additive for improving the performance of various coating technologies. In particular, several approaches have been taken to develop graphene-based corrosion protection coatings. The superhydrophobicity of graphene has also been exploited. There are many possible applications for conductive graphene coatings. A few selected examples of recent research on graphene coatings are highlighted.
Applied Graphene Materials (LON:AGM) works in partnership with its customers, using its knowledge and expertise to provide bespoke graphene dispersions and formats to deliver enhancements and benefits for a wide range of applications. The Group’s strategy is to target commercial applications in three core markets: coatings, composites and functional materials.