What is it like to work at the forefront of human knowledge? Researchers and company employees are finding out as the £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre opens in Manchester.
Graphene was first discovered at the University of Manchester in 2004. The material — lighter and stronger than steel and also a good conductor — is a one-atom thick layer of carbon.
Researchers are studying the application of it to products including running shoes, batteries, wearable biosensors, paint, thermometers and cycle helmets.