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 paint is similar to other types of traditional paint. Paint is just one of a number of protective coatings which utilise graphene's impermeability to harmful substances in order to protect the material underneath. Coating the hull of a ship for example, could make it impervious to rust.
Looking ahead there is the possibility of adding conductive graphene paint to rooftops as a way of conducting energy and power the home.