How could graphene transform the future?
12 October 2012 Last updated at 07:22 BST
Graphene, hailed as a "miracle material", is unbreakable, tougher than a diamond, but stretchable like rubber.
The scientists who made it in Manchester claim graphene will change the way we live our lives.
One of the Nobel Prize winners behind it, Professor Kostya Novoselov, said it would eventually be used in everything from medicine to computers.
Abbie Jones reports.