Brightershade of white paint cools buildings better using graphene

Traditional white paints typically reflect around 85% of solar radiation to help keep buildings cool, but a a new “super white” paint can reflect up to 98%.

Scientists are claiming a breakthrough in this area, according to an article last week at, devising a method that has enabled them to efficiently produce graphene nanoribbons directly on the surface of semiconductors for the first time.

“This is why many research groups around the world are focusing their efforts on graphene nanoribbons,” explains study author and chemist, Professor Konstantin Amsharov from Germany’s Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (MLU).

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