Could graphene solve world water shortages? A new exhibition examines the evidence
Among Manchester’s proudest scientific developments has to be #graphene – it’s very own homegrown wonder material first isolated by scientists at the University of Manchester back in 2004. A material made from a single atom layer of carbon that is super lightweight, super conductive and super strong, it seems to have endless capabilities in the modern world – from smart clothing to intergalactic exploration. Twelve years after its discovery via a sticky tape dispenser – and six years since its developers Andre Geim (pictured below) and Konstantin Novoselov were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics – and interest in graphene has never been so high.