By Hamish Johnston
The pamphlet begins with a description of graphene, how it was first isolated by Manchester’s Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, and a discussion of its amazing properties.
“Graphene offers the seductive prospect of fast, nanoscale electronic devices,” it says. However, the brochure also rightly points out that “making and manipulating graphene is a daunting task, and the techniques are not yet in place to fabricate devices commercially”.
The publication goes on to discuss a number of different potential applications for graphene ranging from flexible electronic displays to DNA sequencing. Also covered are the challenges of mass-producing graphene.
The brochure also provides an overview of graphene research in the UK and short biographies of Geim and Novoselov – who shared the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics for their graphene work.
You can download the brochure here.