The National Physical Laboratory and the University of Manchester have agreed to work together on accelerating the commercialisation of graphene.
Researchers from both institutions will work on the development of graphene characterisation and standards. The aim is to reassure industry of the technology’s potential by providing assurances as to the quality and properties of the material.
Robin Hart, the director of programmes at the NPL, said: “With its many amazing properties, graphene has the ability to totally transform entire industries. Consumers and manufacturers at different stages of the supply chain must be confident that they get what is written on the tin. The introduction of metrology steps in development and production chains will dramatically improve their efficiency and ensure that government and business investment in graphene technology is used in the most effective way.”