Scientists at The University of Manchester have ‘re-discovered’ a material, which could make the construction of 2D van der Waals heterostructures easier to build.
The research into graphene has revealed that graphene membranes could be used to improve many practical applications such as water filtration, gas separation and the purification of industrial and pharmaceutical products.
Previous research has shown that the thin membranes made from graphene oxide, are impermeable to all gases and vapours, except for water. This has opened up many new possibilities to advance distillation and water filtration.
Graphene, in conjunction with other things, can help us to make much better membranes for many processes, from water treatments through to gas separations such as carbon dioxide removal.
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