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.
On 22 October 2004, Andre and Kostya's original paper detailing the initial isolation of graphene was published in Science.
Since 2004 The University of Manchester has continued to lead the world in graphene research. Hundreds of research papers continue to be published by the University each year as our understanding of graphene and 2D materials evolves.
From the earliest fundamental research to discover graphene's amazing superlative properties, scientists in Manchester have now begun to help develop amazing applications and uncover new advanced materials.