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Applied Graphene Materials

Graphene nanoplatelets as an anticorrosion additive for solar absorber coatings

Efficiently transforming solar energy into heat requires an understanding of spectrally selective coatings at the atomic, molecular, corrosive and spectrally selective levels. Here, experiments were conducted and analysed to rationalise and ultimately understand the complex behaviours of spectrally selective coatings in corrosion environments. By exploring reactions that modify graphene nanoplatelets, the preparation of stable dispersions, the incorporation in sol-gel binder, and the preparation of spectrally selective coatings, we demonstrated that (i) a successful graphene nanoplatelet modification is important for their incorporation into binders as sol-gels.

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.

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