Green Car Congress  
Go to GCC Discussions forum About GCC Contact  RSS Subscribe Twitter headlines

« KiOR receives $25M lifeline from Khosla | Main | Scania introduces new 100% biodiesel version of 16-liter V8; Euro 6 with EGR and SCR »

Print this post

EPSRC & Tata Steel form new research partnership; graphene-coated steels and next-gen sensors for extreme environments

2 April 2014

Tata Steel has formed a strategic partnership with the UK research body the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop a range of innovations that will include graphene-coated steels and next-generation sensors that can operate in extreme environments.

The research will include studying the viability of coating steel strip with graphene, a one-atom thick carbon layer the properties of which include anti-corrosion and a high degree of electrical conductivity. Graphene coated steels could boost the energy efficiency of solar panels, or make buildings longer-lasting by reducing damage caused by water or even the most corrosive of chemicals.

Also among the key research areas will be ways to improve waste recycling processes and the development of new sensor equipment which, with the ability to operate in very high temperatures or extreme chemical environments, could lead to greater understanding of metallurgical and chemical properties and processes.

The partners will work together on long-term research, postgraduate training and knowledge exchange in a number of different pre-defined areas.

April 2, 2014 in Brief | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c4fbe53ef01a3fce4d962970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference EPSRC & Tata Steel form new research partnership; graphene-coated steels and next-gen sensors for extreme environments:

Comments

Could high strength steel cables coated with grapheme be used for high voltage transmission lines?

With reduced corrosion and increased surface conductivity, this type of cable could become a way to reduce initial installation cost and e-energy lost?

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Green Car Congress © 2013 BioAge Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Home | BioAge Group