Thanks to graphene, Graphenano Smart Materials products improve the mechanical performance, the quality and performance of conventional building materials.
Greater strength and hardness.
Graphene, stronger than steel and tougher than diamond, capable of enduring heavy loads and to absorb energy before breaking. It is resistant to tensile, compressive and forces and use, and it is ideal as a structural use material..
Greater elasticity and flexibility.
The high elasticity and flexibility provided by graphene reduces resistance to wear and fatigue, which increases the life of the constructions by delaying the presence of cracks and fissures. Similarly, it can be shaped to fit the design, with interesting applications as coating material but also as a structural reinforcement in rehabilitation projects and reform.
Greater lightness and transparency.
The fact that the structures are more resistant and lighter brings advantages in the architectural design process and lower costs of construction. Its transparency could be applied when used as a coating material.
Higher electrical and thermal conductivity.
The high thermal and electrical conductivity provided by graphene can have interesting applications in improving the performance of conditioning systems , air conditioning and building insulation, as well as the performance of electrical installations.
The above characteristics, especially wear resistance and flexibility, lead to longer durability of buildings up to 50 years more than the current ones.
Graphene, a last generation nanotechnological material, is one of the allotropic forms in which carbon can be found, just as graphite or diamond, and therefore, it is abundant in nature.
Graphene is one of the most investigated nanomaterials at the moment, due to the incredible mechanical, optical and electrical properties that it presents, as well as the many improvements it provides to other materials.
It is the most resistant material known, about 200 times harder than structural steel with the same thickness, and at the same time, is as light as carbon fiber and even more flexible than this, among many other properties. In addition to greater flexibility, graphene provides a high elasticity to materials and less chance of breakage.
Graphene is waterproof and, unlike most water-resistant surfaces, is a great thermal and electrical conductor, better than copper, diamond and silver. In turn, graphene effectively acts as an antibacterial agent, preventing the growth of bacteria and mold.
All these improvements mean an increase in the durability of graphene materials and a reduction of both raw material and final costs, as well as promoting improvements in the environment thanks to its use in specific technologies.