Title The people developing graphene on a big scale Media name/outlet Financial Times Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 19/12/18 Description What is it like to work at the forefront of human knowledge? Researchers and company employees are finding out as the £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre opens in Manchester.
Graphene was first discovered at the University of Manchester in 2004. The material — lighter and stronger than steel and also a good conductor — is a one-atom thick layer of carbon.
Researchers are studying the application of it to products including running shoes, batteries, wearable biosensors, paint, thermometers and cycle helmets.
URL https://www.ft.com/content/e9320aa8-0226-11e9-9d01-cd4d49afbbe3?FTCamp=engage/CAPI/webapp/Channel_Moreover//B2B Persons Maria Iliut, Nathan Feddy, Suelen Barg, Philip Hirst
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- Advanced materials
- National Graphene Institute
- commercialisation of research