The 2D materials age
How can progress in material science drastically change our physical and digital worlds? Graphene, a material made of a single layer of carbon atoms, was first isolated in 2004 by Andre Geim, winning him the Nobel Prize for Physics. It’s the strongest, thinnest and stiffest material ever measured, and has led to numerous technological and engineering applications, from anti-corrosion coatings to new treatments for cancer. Prof Geim himself joins us to share how this material is changing industries, what new uses he foresees and his experience on the path to innovation.