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 is a single layer atomic layer of graphite. Graphene was first isolated at The University of Manchester by Sir Kostya Novoselov and Sir Andre Geim.
Being the first to isolate graphene as well as subsequent unravelling of graphene's material properties that followed their discovery won both Novoselov and Geim the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010.
The narrator is Sarah Haigh, a lecturer in Materials Characterisation. Her research focuses on the structure and properties of nanomaterials using high resolution transmission electron microscope (TEM) imaging and spectroscopic analysis.