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Graphene: Nobel Prize Awarded to Professors for Graphene Experiments


Professor Andre Geim, left, and Dr Konstantin Novoselov who have have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics are seen outside Manchester University, Manchester, England, Tuesday, Oct, 5, 2010. The scientists shared the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for "groundbreaking experiments" with the thinnest, strongest material known to mankind a carbon vital for the creation of faster computers and transparent touch screens. (AP Photo/Jon Super).

The 2010 Nobel prize for physics was awarded to two professors from the University of Manchester in England for their experiments with the two-dimensional material graphene on Tuesday.


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Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov used Scotch tape to isolate the graphene. Graphene is a form of carbon that is only one atom thick but more than 100 times stronger than steel. It is the strongest and thinnest material known to mankind.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said that graphene could lead to the development of new lightweight and strong materials that could make satellites, aircrafts and cars. It could also help development innovative electronics like faster computers and transparent touch screens.

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