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Graphene: Made in Manchester

Graphene is the world’s thinnest material. The two dimensional material was first isolated by Professor Andre Gein and Professor Kostya Novoselov at The University of Manchester.

Graphene is the thinnest material known and yet also one of the strongest. It conducts electricity as efficiently as copper and outperforms all other materials as a conductor of heat. Graphene is almost completely transparent, yet so dense that even the smallest atom helium cannot pass through it.