New investment aims to establish the UK as a global graphene research hub

1 February 2012

Today sees the announcement of full details of how an additional £50 million will be spent to keep the UK at the forefront of research into ’wonder material’ graphene. Also below are details of further investment strands for graphene engineering and research technology.

200 times stronger than steel yet less than an atom thick, graphene is the strongest and thinnest material ever measured, and also the world’s most conductive material. It has a wide range of potential uses, including electronics, flexible touch screens, sensors and in composite materials.