Skip to comments.Graphene in concrete is already changing the rules of the game in construction
Posted on 04/10/2022 8:43:22 PM PDT by upchuck
Engineers have long dreamed of creating a wonderful material that can revolutionize construction. In 2004, their dream came true. British scientists first created Graphene—one of the forms of nanocarbon that is only 0.3 nanometers thick—a million times thinner than a human hair, but it can withstand colossal loads! Many immediately predicted a great future for it, and a little later, scientists were given the Nobel Prize. However, mass adoption did not happen.
And only now, after 15 years, the first real opportunities have appeared to use the material of the future in commercial projects. Super-substance is made from ordinary graphite, which consists only of carbon. Nevertheless, due to its special crystal lattice in the form of hexagons, graphene gains many unusual properties. For instance, it can be both a conductor and a semiconductor, which makes it sought after when creating chips with higher characteristics. But the substance gained great popularity in another area - construction. Scientists have found that graphene is 200 times stronger than steel!
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Interesting: 10 Uses for Graphene.
Good stuff as long as it’s not in your vaccine.
"Excuse while I separate my graphene from the late triple vaxxed guy."
:) Classic movie.
Concrete is the next target of the AGW crowd.
Very nice hat Mr Oddjob is wearing wouldn’t you say?
The same AGW crowd that demands more windmills, which require an enormous amount of concrete for the foundation.
10 years on - buildings collapsing everywhere. “Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time......”
Remember when we used asbestos in our building materials and lead based solder in our drinking water systems. That worked out great don’t you think?
Yes it is and later in the film he flings it at someone and kills them as I recall.
Ended up killing him too in the end. Good ole 007. Connery was the best.
I remember talking to a guy who dismissed the long term viability concrete reinforced with fibrous material. This was some time ago and my recollection is hazy. He claimed that his company—which produced a ceramic like polymer-based material for exterior building surfaces— was superior because crystalline changes in the matrix presented sharp edges the overtime sliced or cut the fiber reinforcement, eventually degrading the material.
It seemed plausible to the kid I was at the time, so I thought I’d ask some questions in response to these claims:
Is that true, what I heard back then?
If it is true, could a similar process eventually breakdown this material?
Remember when doctors advertised cigarettes for staying healthy and thin?
I don’t remember that but they were in k-rations. That I remember
I hate changes in the matrix...
Just google for images of doctor advetisements cigarettes
And then add pregnant too
Heres some examples
that hat cuts a striking figure
Yes, indeed. Quite a sharp chapeau.
Yes very sharp and Ms Galore’s jacket had its finer points too. :)
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