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.
Graphene - a type of carbon - was discovered by Sir Andre Geim and Sir Kostya Novoselov in Manchester University in 2004. It is stronger than steel, but can conduct electricity and heat more effectively.
Vice-chancellor of Manchester University, Professor Colin Bailey, was part of the firm that developed the graphene light bulb. He said its creation was just the beginning for the ‘wonder material’.