Graphene’s properties make its application possible in small, highly sensitive sensors for medical, biological, DNA, gases, optics, temperature and humidity sensors, in wearables, and devices that control the internet of things. Graphene technology in sensors is ideal due to graphene’s nano size, conductivity, and mechanical properties. Graphene research will lead to sensors smaller than a fingernail, which today requires them be the size of smart phones.
Graphene’s strength and minimal weight makes it possible to improve strength and performance while reducing weight in metal parts, components and equipment. Graphene material applied to metals and plastics can also improve efficiency where less weight means less energy is required to perform a mechanical function, such as turning a machine or propelling a car down the road.
New methods to deposit nano-size graphene materials onto surfaces and substrates is a growing area of graphene research. Graphene in technologies such as LED lights, electronic circuits, automobile panels, and implantable and digestible medical sensors requires precise and measurable deposition of atomic size polymers and chemical formulations for the application to function properly. Deposition represents an exciting graphene research opportunity.
New Graphene technologies applied to coatings can add lifetime strength to paints and polymers and graphene technology could lead to painted circuits. Graphene’s lower surface tension could mean more efficient fluid transfer in pipes and on surfaces. Graphene’s conductivity would mean that graphene coatings dissipate heat better than almost any other method leading to paper-thin heat panels and floors. Graphene development in coatings offers many new opportunities in this emerging graphene research area.
Graphene technology is an ideal research opportunity for lubricant enhancement to improve fluid flow and to efficiently dissipate heat. Graphene material could extend the life of lubricants and reduce friction and heat stress on the lubricated components. Numerous graphene research opportunities exist in the lubricants sector.
Graphene development is promising in the capture, storage and use of energy. Super capacitors can improve batteries and provide for larger and more efficient energy storage systems. Research suggests solar panel efficiency can double with the proper application of graphene technology. Graphene conductivity benefits mean less energy is required to power our devices and smaller devices are now possible.
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