National Graphene Institute 9th December 2020
The 150-year-old mystery behind a natural phenomenon that is omnipresent in our world – and even helps children build sandcastles – has finally been solved by a team of scientists from The University of Manchester led by Nobel laureate and graphene pioneer Professor Sir Andre Geim.
Collaborations 6th December 2020
With the launch of Nobel Week 2020 (5-13 December), we take an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of graphene pioneers Professors Andre Geim and Konstantin (Kostya) Novoselov, who were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics a decade ago.
National Graphene Institute 17th November 2020
The NGI’s Dr Matthew Hamer, winner of the Scopus Early Career Research UK award for his work with 2D materials, tells us about his research.
National Graphene Institute 13th November 2020
A group of researchers led by Sir Andre Geim and Dr Alexey Berdyugin at The University of Manchester have discovered and characterised a new family of quasiparticles named ‘Brown-Zak fermions’ in graphene-based superlattices.
National Graphene Institute 24th September 2020
Aranza Carmona Orbezo has just finished her PhD, working with graphene in capacitor systems to desalinate sea water for human consumption. She tells us about her research, the challenges that 2020 has posed and her vision for future technology…
National Graphene Institute 12th August 2020
An international research team led by The University of Manchester has revealed a nanomaterial that mirrors the “magic angle” effect originally found in a complex man-made structure known as twisted bilayer graphene – a key area of study in physics in recent years.
Collaborations 17th July 2020
Danilo da Silva Mariano, leader of Gerdau’s Graphene and Advanced Materials R&D Centre, tells us why Gerdau chose to work with Graphene@Manchester.
Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre 2nd July 2020
James Baker, CEO of Graphene@Manchester, reflects on how the UK government’s commitment to spending on research and innovation, particularly when it comes to advanced materials, could support the economy to get back on its feet in the wake of Covid-19.
Applications 10th October 2019
Graphene was the world’s first two-dimensional material. Stronger than steel, more conductive than copper, flexible and transparent, graphene’s properties have captured the imagination of many since its isolation in 2004. Due to graphene’s diverse properties, it lends itself to a multitude of applications from composites and coatings, water filtration, sensors, electronics and biomedical applications. Graphene has […]
Research 29th August 2019
Eliott Higgins, a PhD student in the School of Natural Sciences discusses his recently published research paper and what it means for the future of two-dimensional materials. Graphene is the world’s first two-dimensional material. Many more time stronger than steel, more conductive than copper and a million times thinner than a human hair, no other […]