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.
What is graphene? Graphene is a new 2D material which was isolated in 2004. It was discovered after scientists at The University of Manchester separated one atomic layer of graphite using simple sticky tape.
This short animation takes a look at how graphene was isolated and answers the widely asked question - What is graphene?
Narrated by Dr Sarah Haigh. Dr Haigh is one of the University's leading experts on materials characterisation.