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Graphene may unlock carbon fiber potential

A trace can double strength, half the cost of graphite fibers Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – May 27, 2020

A bit of graphene could double the strength of carbon fiber while reducing the cost of this material prized for its strength-to-weight ratio.

About half the weight of aluminum but much stronger and rigid, carbon fiber is an ideal material for aircraft, sporting and safety equipment. At more than $10 a pound, however, this material has yet to compete with aluminum, which sells for less than $1/lb,...

 

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