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    CLEAN AND INFINITE ENERGY

    Since its discovery in 2004, graphene continues to surprise researchers who are gradually discovering its extraordinary properties. The latest discovery is that this material would be able to produce clean and unlimited energy. Theorised for decades but isolated for the first time in 2004 by Manchester University researcher André Geim (2010 Nobel Prize), graphene continues to inspire scientists around the world. In 2016, a team of researchers from the University of Arkansas, led by the American physicist Paul Thibado, investigated the movements of this material before publishing its findings in the journal Physical Review letters . Equipped with a tunneling microscope, scientists realized that the atoms composing graphene vibrated and…

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    Filtering Water with Graphene Technology

    Graphene may not immediately seem like the perfect candidate as a water filter. Despite being just one atom thick, it would appear to be impervious to practically every liquid and gas. However, scientists have been working on the creation of a membrane that will allow water to filter through the graphene, removing impurities along the way. In a short film produced for Physics World magazine in 2013, Materials Characterisation expert at the University of Manchester Sarah Haigh explains: “Graphene is very impermeable, even very light gases don’t pass through. Across the pond in a lab at Berkeley, Assistant Professor Baoxia Mi has worked on developing a membrane she believes could…