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.
The key to realising the potential of graphene is partnership.
At 7,825 square metres with £13m of state-of-the-art equipment the National Graphene Institute (NGI) is the home for this collaboration. The facilities enable academics and their industrial partners to work side-by-side on new and exciting applications.
Industry has a vital role to play in how the world's first 2D material will be utilised. Research is nothing without development.
A big space for big ideas
The NGI has 1,500m² of class 100 and 1000 cleanrooms, which have an atmosphere more than a million times purer than air and the latest technology for nanoscale and characterisation projects.