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.
Prof Zhipeng Wu
Professor of Materials Science
Electronic properties and applications of graphene.
We are researching passive components, active devices and sysystems for communication, radar and sensing applications over a frequency range from hundreds of megahertz to terahertz. Graphene as a two-dimensional material has very unusual electronic properties. It has many promising electronic applications. Most of the current application research has been focused on low frequencies.
We have an interest in investigating the properties and behaviours of graphene at high frequencies including microwaves, millimetre-wave and terahertz waves, and in using the material for designing high performance passive and active devices in these frequency bands. We have been in discussion with Prof Sir Kostya Novoselov for this research.