Pluto Conductive
Research Project , 2020 – 2022

Purpose and goal: The goal is to develop an electrically conductive graphene-based coatings with anti-corrosion and controlled friction properties. We aim at developing a scalable process where the properties can be demonstrated in real applications. By using graphene, several properties can be obtained simultaneously: high electrical conductivity, good mechanical and anti-corrosion properties and a uniform coating layer, deposited by electrophoresis. Expected results and effects: The market for conductive surface coatings is large and will increase further because of e.g. the electrification of vehicles. But also within other product segments with strong growth, such as energy storage, electrically conductive layers with good corrosion resistance are demanded. We have already achieved increased conductivity, but not high enough to meet the requirements for many applications. In this project, we will exploit the full potential of graphene by systematically studying and controlling the properties and orientation of the graphene flakes. Approach and implementation: The work in the project will go through several iterations including tests in lab and field.


Xiangdong Xu (contact)

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering


Nilar AB

Gävle, Sweden


Göteborg, Sweden

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden

Stiftelsen Chalmers Industriteknik

Gothenburg, Sweden



Project ID: Diarienummer:2020-00787
Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2022

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