Disposal of graphene-containing coatings on large surfaces for various functional applications
Research Project , 2018 – 2020

The long-term ambition is to establish a financial deposit of a new class of graphene-containing large area coatings, with varying matrix material: ceramic, metallic and intermetallic. As a starting point and in view of the specific immediate interest of bransch of industry partners, a ceramic matrix and a metallic matrix will be examined during the project period for this R&D project. Thermal spraying technology will be used to produce graphene-containing coatings, by applying material blends as well as a new hybrid method, while utilizing a powder along with a graphene suspension. At the end of the project, the following four questions will be answered, which currently prevent industrial users from utilizing thermal spraying as a way to deposit graphene-containing coatings:

1. Can we maintain the grapene's properties if it is thermally sprayed?
2. Can the graphene be evenly distributed in a matrix?
3. Are there limits to how much the graphene can be loaded into a particular matrix?
4. What level of improvement in functional properties and endurance can be achieved by graphene addition?

This R&D project is also expected to provide a good platform for expanding the new knowledge generated for other material systems that could meet expected requirements for applications in batteries / supercapacitors, solar cells, sensors etc. Surface coatings already constitute one of six strength areas within SIO Grafen and makes this R&D project highly relevant.

Participants

Uta Klement (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Materials and manufacture

Collaborations

2D fab AB

Sundsvall, Sweden

University West

Trollhättan, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding Chalmers participation during 2018–2020

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Materials Science

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2019-04-15