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 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.