The end of potholes? Graphene is being used to surface a street in Oxfordshire in first UK trial of ‘wonder material’ that could prevent cracks and double the lifespan of roads



Graphene is a special type of carbon and the world's strongest material 

The new road surfacing, Gipave, will combine graphene with recycled asphalt

It will be tested on an 820 yard stretch of the village of Curbridge's main road

The material is supposed to last more than twice as long as regular asphalt 


 

포트홀 방지, 도로 수명 2배 증가 등 획기적인 그래핀 물질 개발


영국 옥스퍼드셔  마을에서 시험 시공


   도로 균열을 막기 위해 고안된 그래핀 기반의 놀라운 물질의 첫 시험시공이 영국의 옥스퍼드셔의 한 마을에서 이루어질 예정이다, 포트홀 현상은 이제 해결될지도 모른다.




그래핀(Graphene)은 특수 구조화 탄소로 만든 초강성 물질이다.

옥스퍼드 서쪽 커브릿지를 통과하는 주요 도로에 820야드(750m) 길이의 경이로운 물질을 깔기 위한 작업이 오늘 시작된다.


이 공사는 10일 이내에 완공되어야 한다. 즉, 습기가 많은 영국 겨울의 요구에 맞춰 완성된 길을 시험해 볼 준비가 되어 있다.

표면제는 그래핀과 재활용 아스팔트를 결합한 제품으로, 더위에 부드러워지거나 딱딱해지고 더 추운 온도에서 부서질 가능성이 적다.


아스팔트 산업 연맹에 따르면, 현재 영국과 웨일스의 황폐화된 도로를 유지보수하는데 10년이 걸리고 약 98억 파운드(126억 달러)가 소요될 것이라고 한다.


포트홀 등으로 도로 표면이 좋지 않아 8명의 사망자와 348명의 중상자를 포함한 517건의 사고도 발생했다고 교통부가 발표했다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Chul Hwang, conpaper editor, curator


edited by kcontents




By IAN RANDALL FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 10:33 GMT, 8 November 2019 | UPDATED: 12:17 GMT, 8 November 2019


Potholes may soon reach the end of the road, as an Oxfordshire village hosts the first UK trial of a graphene-based wonder material designed to prevent cracks forming.


Graphene is a super-strong material made of specially-structured carbon. 


Work will begin today on laying a 820 yard (750 metre) -long stretch of the wonder material on the main road through Curbridge, west of Oxford.


The construction should be completed within ten days — ready to put the finished road to the test against the demands of a wet, pothole-cultivating British winter.


The surfacing product combines graphene with recycled asphalt and is less likely to soften in the heat or harden and crack up in colder temperatures.


Potholes may soon reach the end of the road, as an Oxfordshire village hosts the first UK trial of a graphene-based wonder material designed to prevent cracks forming




The new surfacing material, Gipave, will be made by incorporating a small amount of a graphene-based additive to partly-recycled asphalt, a common road covering



Work will begin today on laying a 2460 feet (750 metre) -long stretch of the pothole-resistant wonder material on the main road through the village of Curbridge, pictured, west of Oxford




Graphene is a form of carbon — like diamond and the graphite that makes up pencil lead — in which atoms are structured like a sheet of honeycomb. The material has various unusual properties — including, in its crystalline form, being the strongest material ever measured


According to the Asphalt Industry Alliance, the present backlog of dilapidated roads in England and Wales will take ten years and £9.8 billion ($12.6 billion) to repair.


Poor road surfaces contributed to 517 accidents in 2018 — including eight fatalities  and 348 serious injuries — the Department of Transport has reported. 


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