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£50m Gobal Research and Technology Hub for graphene

10/07/2011 00:00:00
​Lancaster University is among eight centres of excellence in graphene research in the UK in a new £50 million Global Research and Technology Hub announced by the Government.

The Hub will connect UK researchers and businesses working to commercialise the revolutionary new material. The UK has particular strength in graphene research with centres of excellence at Lancaster, Manchester, Cambridge, Exeter, Bath, Oxford and Durham universities and Imperial College London.

The Hub will ensure leading researchers stay in Britain, leverage private sector investment and help develop a home grown high-tech industry.

Graphene is an exceptionally good conductor and the strongest and thinnest material ever measured. Its potential uses include flexible touchscreens, pollution sensors and biomedical sensors