Graphene is defined as a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a plane with a hexagonal (“chickenwire”) structure with the carbon atoms sharing a sp2-bond. The result is a material with extraordinary properties that includes some of the highest ratings for strength, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity and other valuable properties, ever measured.
Graphene has been demonstrated to have useful properties in an extremely wide range of applications that includes plastics, composites, coatings, energy storage, sensors, electronics, EMI shielding and others that may have direct relevance for SAE members.
The partnership allows The Graphene Council to help SAE provide its members and partners with the most current and accurate information about commercially available forms of graphene and how to apply this novel material to solve cutting edge technical challenges. Likewise, SAE helps the members of The Graphene Council to better understand the engineering challenges and requirements impacting the development of the leading transportation systems of tomorrow.
“This partnership will help accelerate the development of important solutions in some of the most critical sectors of our modern society, aerospace and land based transportation. Graphene has already demonstrated the ability to impart strength and reduce weight in composites, enable extremely small and highly responsive sensors, and has proven the ability to dramatically improve battery technology, just to name a few key areas.” – according to Terrance Barkan CAE, Executive Director of The Graphene Council.
“SAE International strives to provide our members and partners with the latest information, including the ability to identify and understand innovative new materials that enable the development of next level solutions. Our partnership with The Graphene Council provides access and understanding to one of the most disruptive new materials,” said Dave Weil, Director of Events for SAE International.
This article has been posted by Terrance Barkan, Monday, November 18, 2019, on thegraphenecouncil.org