Scientists at The University of Manchester have ‘re-discovered’ a material, which could make the construction of 2D van der Waals heterostructures easier to build.
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.