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 was first isolated by Prof Sir Andre Geim and Prof 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.