WHAT IS GRAPHENE?
Graphene is graphite that has been broken down to a single layer, one atom thick, making it almost 2 dimensional. It is a carbon-based nanoparticle; a substance that is made and used at a very small scale, arranged in a honeycomb structure.
So simply put, graphene is what makes up graphite.
WHAT'S SO GOOD ABOUT IT?
It is more than 100 times stronger than the strongest steel. Graphene is also the best thermal and electricity conductor ever to be discovered.
It doesn’t stop there, however…
So, now that we know what Graphene is and its amazing properties, let’s learn how it can benefit and protect your car.
HOW CAN GRAPHENE PROTECT YOUR CAR?
Graphene can withstand and also reduce extreme heat. This along with it’s high water contact angle (125°), a measure of ‘wettability’ of a solid, reduces the likelihood of water spots appearing. This is because water-spotting occurs when moisture, like rainwater, rests and is left to dry on the hot surface. It’s honeycomb structure prevents water from sticking to the surface and, instead, helps water run off easily.
As graphene has the best known electrical and thermal conductivity, it proves to be ‘anti-static’. What does this mean for your car?
Despite being stretched to just a one-atom thick state, graphene does not tear due to its outstanding tensile strength. This diamond-like strength enhances the strength of other materials, for instance, graphene has a high abrasion resistance that will protect the paint work from fine marks, swirls and scratches. Its strength also makes it a barrier; since no chemical or material can penetrate its structure.
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