Graphene - the new wonder material

Discovered in Manchester just a few years ago, graphene is an atomically thin form of carbon that looks set to transform technology.

In the short time it has been known, graphene has been found to be among the toughest of materials, has almost no resistance to electricity, is chemically inert, impermeable to gases and almost completely transparent.

Potential uses include the ultimate in nano-electronics, touch screens, hydrogen storage for zero-emission cars, solar panels, DNA sequencing, ultracapacitors for the next generation of electric cars, chemical sensors and much more.

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Thu 16 Sep 2010 00:32 GMT

The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry

The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry

A pair of scientific sleuths answer your perplexing questions. Ask them anything!