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 Sir Andre Geim delivered the 2011 Cockcroft Rutherford Lecture entitled 'A Random Walk to Graphene'.
In the lecture, which was designed to appeal to scientists and non-scientists alike, Andre talked about his ground-breaking and ultimately Nobel Prize - winning discovery, which was realised using sticky tape and pencil lead.
With his engaging style and sense of humour, Andre shared his passion for his work, the impact of this great find and possible future applications of the world's thinnest material.
View the lecture slides: A Random Walk to Graphene