Graphene could help reduce the energy cost of producing heavy water and decontamination in nuclear power plants by over one hundred times compared with current technologies, University of Manchester research indicates.
Dr Alan Brisdon
Fluorination of graphenes.
Our research falls under the umbrella description of "Fluorine Chemistry", a specialist area of chemistry for which universities in Manchester have a long-standing, and ongoing, national and international reputation. We deliberately deal with aspects that straddle the traditional inorganic and organic boundaries. We also work in applied areas of fluorine-containing materials, such as ionic liquids and fluorographenes.
We have been studying the fluorination of graphenes for some time, and have prepared a fluorographenes across a wide range of C:F ratios. Our current work in this area involves extending our methodology and an investigation of their applications.