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.
Characterisation is the measurement of the properties of a material. This includes is strength, density and electrical conductivity. In order to understand a material's applications it's essential to measure and understand the properties of the material.
For graphene new characterisation techniques had to be developed to measure the properties of material that's just one atom thick. Watch the video to find out what understanding the material properties for graphene means.