GRAPHENE IN THE
- Flame retardancy
- Reduced water absorption
- Antibacterial properties
- Thermal resistance
- Radio waves absorbtion
Graphene can be applied for reduced weight and enhanced properties. Fabrics in military applications (tents, backpacks, uniforms, blankets, etc.) can convert sunlight into electricity without compromising primary functionality; fibers replicating the sensing capabilities of a smart watch, or detecting when a wounded soldier needs to be treated with an antimicrobial compression bandage.
RADIO WAVES ABSORBTION
Scientific Reports – scientists have demonstrated that stacked graphene layers increased the absorption of millimeter waves by 90 per cent over a wide bandwidth (125 — 165 GHz, which could be extended down to microwave frequencies) without blocking visibility.
(monolayer graphene is ~98% transparent).
The effective surface impedance of graphene can be tuned in real time, a great advantage of this graphene cloak, which makes dynamically tunable and switchable cloaking operation possible.
While invisible aircraft may leap to mind, the applications for this technology could be in the areas of noninvasive sensors and low-scattering electronic components.
Twice the stopping power of kevlar – at a fraction of the weight.