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.
Graphene - a type of carbon - was discovered by Prof Sir Andre Geim and Prof 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’.