University of Exeter utilises graphene to make concrete stronger

Scientists at the University of Exeter has integrated graphene into concrete production with the intention of developing a composite material that is more than twice as strong and four times more water-resistant than traditional concrete – according to a report by The Guardian.

This process involves producing a high yield of concrete without defects which the researchers claim could be scaled up at a relatively low cost.

Additionally, the composite is said to have the potential to be used on building sites and allow buildings to be constructed with less concrete while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The water resistance could also be applied for construction in hard-to-reach areas for maintenance.

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