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 was first isolated by Sir Andre Geim and Sir Kostya Novoselov at The University of Manchester. Graphene is the thinnest material known and yet also one of the strongest. It conducts electricity as efficiently as copper and outperforms all other materials as a conductor of heat. Graphene is almost completely transparent, yet so dense that even the smallest atom helium cannot pass through it.
The uses of graphene are limitless and because of its multi-functional properties, graphene can be used in thousands of different applications.
Sporting goods, technology and motor vehicles are just a few of the applications that can be improved with graphene. The constant research being done every day is quickly proving that graphene is truly the material of the future.
Read more on our The story of graphene page.