Graphene Paint Could Protect Metal From Rusting, Keep Food Fresh

September 12, 2014 5:58 PM

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A thin layer of graphene paint could provide chemical-resistant coatings that keep packaged food fresh and protect metal structures from rusting.

Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon that can be "randomly decorated" with oxygen to create graphene oxide. This process could have implications in the chemical, pharmaceutical and electronic industries, the University of Manchester reported.

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