Durham Graphene Science Raises £100,000 Investment from Northstar Ventures

Durham Graphene Science, a Durham, UK-based R&D company that specializes in the synthesis of Graphene, has received a £100,000 investment from Northstar VenturesFinance for Business North East Proof of Concept Fund.
Based on the research of Dr Karl Coleman, the company has been spun out from Durham University following developments in the manufacture of commercial graphene, a recently discovered form of carbonGraphene, which is predicted to find widespread use in applications including aircraft structures and advanced electronic components.
It is stronger and lighter than carbon fibre and has recently attracted attention due to the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics to scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov of the University of Manchester for their pioneering work on graphene.
As also stated by Dr Coleman, the company intends to use the funds to start manufacturing graphene on a scale to allow many of the applications to be realised.
His new production process, which is protected by a patent application, grows the material atom-by-atom from a chemical “cloud” within a specially designed reactor.


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