Graphene-reinforced carbon fiber

Graphene-reinforced carbon fiber

screenshot of computer simulation and materials characterization result

Using lab experiments and computer simulations, shown here, a team of researchers found that adding graphene to the carbon fiber production process greatly strengthens the material, and this may one day pave the way for higher-strength, cost-effective car materials. 

IMAGE: Margaret Kowalik and Adri van Duin / Penn State