Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (TSXV:ZEN,OTCQX:ZENYF) announced successful initial test results from research carried out using graphene converted from the company’s high-purity graphite. The research was done by Dr. Alan Dalton, and tested the use of graphene in rubber composite and emulsion applications.
Dr. Dalton said:
The exfoliation of Zenyatta graphite was very clean with the production of mostly monolayer and bilayer graphene. Our initial results using Zenyatta graphene in rubber composites show exceptional motion sensitivity to mechanical stress which is critical for sensor applications. We will be investigating the use of these composites in several other applications in conjunction with the appropriate industrial partners.
Dr. Bharat Chahar, vice president of market development at Zenyatta, commented:
This further confirms the distinct and desirable properties of Albany graphite for conversion to graphene which was previously recognized by scientists in Israel, Japan and Canada. We continue to find that the unique properties of our graphite enable easier production of consistently high quality and easily dispersible graphene which is opening doors for new and important applications, especially composites. Zenyatta recently achieved similar successful results using our graphene in concrete composites with Dr. Oren Regev at Ben-Gurion University.