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 an excellent material for application in sensor technology. Because every atom of graphene is exposed to it's environment meaning it can detect changes in it's surroundings.
In this video of the series we explore what this ability to sense even individual molecules means for applications. The video discusses camera sensors, sensors for chemical detection and toxic gases, and even measuring stresses and strains of man made structures such as bridges.
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.