The University of Manchester have installed one of the world's most powerful high-res microscopes, the FEI Titan G2 80-200 scanning transmission electron microscope (S/TEM). The Titan G2 80-200 S/TEM will enable researchers to study the structure and elemental composition of materials at the atomic level.

This new microscope may also help the University's graphene research - the Titan microscope's high-angle, dark-field imaging capability can potentially enable the discovery of new information about the electrical properties of graphene.

Just a few days ago it was reported that the University will soon start construction of the national graphene institute , a £38 million world-class shared facility for graphene research and commercialization activities.

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