High Quality Graphene produced by University of Manchester

07/03/2013 - 00:00

By Will Soutter - 

The University of Manchester is well-known as the place where graphene was invented - now it has stepped into the commercial realm with 2-DTech, a new spin-out aiming to commercialize high quality graphene and accelerate the development of graphene-based products.

2-DTech is based in the University of Manchester's graphene research center - one of the world's foremost centers for graphene expertise, and the site of the discovery of the "wonder-material" back in 2004 by Kostya Novoselov and Andrei Geim, who were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work in 2010.

The two Nobel laureates will be contributing their considerable expertise to the venture, which will be led by Manchester graphene researcher Dr Branson Belle.