Scientists in Cambridge say they have perfected a method for mass producing the form of carbon known as graphene.

Graphene conducts heat and electricity and it's strong and flexible. Its potential uses range from unbreakable mobile phone screens to central heating that you could paint onto the interior walls of your house.

Scientists at a company called Cambridge Nanosystems say they've founda way to produce it on an industrial scale

Their start-up company is using graphene research that was carried out at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at Cambridge University.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

Facts about graphene

  • It's one millionth the width of a human hair - the thinnest material on Earth

  • It's 200 times stronger than steel

  • It's transparent, flexible and impermeable to liquids

  • The world's most conductive material

  • Graphene was isolated in 2004