Set to open its doors next year the new £60m Centre will accelerate the commercial pace of graphene and two-dimensional materials in Manchester.
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.