Professor Brian Cox, TV presenter and physicist, has hailed graphene as a “gold mine” that could change the face of manufacturing.
The presenter however also warned that the government needed to do more to ensure the UK was not left behind in exploiting the ‘wonder material’.
Graphene was isolated back in 2004 by University of Manchester researchers Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov however 10 years later the material has yet to make a commercial debut.
Professor Brian Cox “Graphene’s so important when you think that it’s a potentially multibillion- or even multitrillion-pound industry with almost limitless potential. It’s a gold mine. The real money is going to be in semiconductors. We’re inventing a completely new manufacturing industry and that’s really exciting.”
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