Cambridge gets £12m for research into 'super- material'

Cambridge University gets £12 million research grant Credit: ITV Anglia

Cambridge University is to get more than £12 million pounds to help develop commercial uses for the new 'super-material' graphene.

It will be looking into graphene flexible electronics and opto-electronics such as touch screens and other display devices.

Graphene is described as a a kind of two-dimensional carbon which is one of the thinnest, lightest, strongest and most conductive materials known to man.

Now it is hoped that the material will be used in a wide array of industrial and everyday applications, delivering potentially lucrative technological breakthroughs in areas ranging from electronics to energy generation and telecommunications.