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.
In this video we explain what graphene membranes are.
Membranes can be made from graphene oxide, which is a form of graphene. Learn how the graphene oxide flakes stack together to form a laminate which forms a small spaces capable of blocking gases molecules including the smallest of gas molecules, helium.
Treatments can be added to block gases or liquids which opens multiple possibilities including clean water processing, improved anti-corrosion paint and smart food packaging.
Narrated by Dr Yang Su.