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.
A prototype graphene paint has been developed by The University of Manchester, by utilising the unique properties of graphene oxide.
Scientists have developed paints and coatings using graphene oxide to create a perfect barrier. This revolutionary paint could potentially eliminate rust in our lifetime whereas coatings could be used to develop long-lasting food packaging.
Graphene paint could also be used in the development of flexible electronics, and could have a huge impact on future technology.
Further reading: UoM news article Graphene paints a corrosion-free future