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 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.