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 has the highest thermal conductivity known to man. But how can we harness this and what can it be used for?
In this video we look at what this means for applications of the future. The possibilities include sports wear, which conducts heat away from athletes' bodies. It can also be used for CPU cooling, meaning graphene electronic devices will be overall more energy efficient.
Narrated by Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan, Lecturer in Nanomaterials