Huawei to invest in UK graphene research project for ICT sector

Graphene: Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei is expected to use President Xi Jinping’s visit to the UK this week to announce that it is to invest several millions of pounds  into a research project being driven by the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute into prospective applications of graphene in the information and communications technology sectors.
Lightweight, flexible,  200 times stronger than steel and one million times smaller than the diameter of a single human hair, graphene is also electrically and thermally conductive  as well as being transparent. It is already being used in transport, medicine, electronics, energy, defence and desalination.
“This is only the start,” says Manchester University’s Professor Robert Young. “The potential of graphene is limited only by our imagination.”