Graphene could be used to clean up nuclear waste contaminated with radioactive tritium, a hydrogen isotope that can be separated by the graphene filter, the scientists said. “Essentially, graphene is the finest sieve known. It can sieve particles smaller than an atom. That is not only new but unexpected,” said Marcelo Lozada-Hidalgo of Manchester University, the first author of the study published in the journal Science. “Acquiring the ability to separate particles smaller than an atom using a membrane at room temperature was unthinkable even to me not long ago. I could imagine applications in biology, nuclear science, chemistry or physics.”
Independent 31st Dec 2015 read more »
CORE: re the Drigg Flooding story – a storm in a teacup we’re afraid. The EA’s flood warning was just that – a warning. Jad the map reflected actual water levels the flood waters would have reached an unused council landfill site.
Radiation Free Lakeland 31st Dec 2015 read more »