A new understanding of the physics of conductive materials has been uncovered by scientists observing the unusual movement of electrons in graphene.
One of graphene's most dynamic properties is its remarkable thinness. At just one atom thick, graphene is so thin that it is extremely flexible and conducts heat and electricity extremely well. To put it into context, graphene is about one million times thinner than a human hair.
Graphene's thinness lends itself perfectly for the development of future technology. Its high conductivity makes it perfect for aiding in CPU cooling and creating more efficient graphene technology.
Narrated by Dr Sarah Haigh. Dr Haigh is one of the University's leading experts in materials characterisation.