The UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) awarded the University of Nottingham with £1.3 million (just over $2 million) that will be used to buy a new molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) system. This new system will enable the growth of high quality, large area layers of graphene and boron nitride.

Researchers from the University plan to study new materials based on graphene and boron nitride for electronic and optoelectronic applications.