Sutton Coldfield Circle at their March meeting learned of a new material called Graphene  that can revolutionise many industries from construction to electronics. Undertaking the presentation was  Adrian Nixon one of the world’s leading exponent of Graphene development. He explained that Graphene which is a new advanced material revolution  occurs naturally inside graphite . It is 200 times stronger than steel, flexible and transparent, the world’s best conductor of electricity and 100 times more tear resistant than steel. It can be and is being used in a range of industries- motor manufacturing , in rubber tyres to improve wear resistance and fuel economy, in sports shoes to make rubber soles stronger, more elastic  and hard wearing , inclusion in concrete for flooring  and space development. The many  uses of the material raised interesting questions from those present which included visitors from Kenilworth and Streetly circles.

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