A new understanding of the physics of conductive materials has been uncovered by scientists observing the unusual movement of electrons in graphene.
A prototype graphene paint has been developed by The University of Manchester, by utilising the unique properties of graphene oxide.
Scientists have developed paints and coatings using graphene oxide to create a perfect barrier. This revolutionary paint could potentially eliminate rust in our lifetime whereas coatings could be used to develop long-lasting food packaging.
Graphene paint could also be used in the development of flexible electronics, and could have a huge impact on future technology.
Further reading: UoM news article Graphene paints a corrosion-free future