Multifunctional reduced graphene oxide coating on laminated composites

Mario Rapisarda, Michele Meo

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Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics (CFRPs) are commonly used for structural applications due to their high specific mechanical properties. CFRPs can also be functionalized exploiting a combination of several materials that introduce multifunctional features to the global performance of a structure and widen their range of operations. This work investigates the use of a Reduced Graphene Oxide (RGO) Film as multifunctional coating on CFRP laminates. Exploiting the inherent properties of these films, surface properties of composite structures such as electrical conductivity and wettability can be improved. Moreover, potential built-in functions, as live strain sensing and DC-biased thermography, are studied. Three point bending tests demonstrated a negligible influence of the RGO films on the flexural properties of the CFRP laminates and confirmed a satisfying adhesion between the coating and the structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-155
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Issue number1
Early online date25 Feb 2020
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This paper has been funded by the EXTREME project of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 636549 . The authors thank M. Boccaccio for help and support in thermography setup and data processing.

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© 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


  • Electrical conductivity
  • Hydrophobicity
  • Multifunctional composite structures
  • Reduced graphene oxide (RGO) films
  • Thermography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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