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.
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.