Graphene finding earns Russian pair 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics

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Graphene is a recently discovered substance that is thinner, stronger and more conductive to electricity and heat than anything else known. The discovery of graphene earned the $1.4 million 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for two Russian physicists conducting research in England. Graphene's unique qualities have captivated researchers across the globe who are seeking quantum leaps in technological innovation that can impact life on Earth in profound ways. Source of article - Graphene discovery earns Russian pair 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Scotch tape helps discover Graphene

At Manchester University, Nobel laureates Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov were together and found Graphene. The NY Times reports that when investigating the electrical properties of graphite, they tried peeling layers of it off with Scotch tape. They came up with a form of carbon a single atom thick. The Times explained that a sheet of Graphene stretched over a coffee cup will support the weight of a truck bearing down on pencil point because of how thin and strong it really is. Graphene may be able to make sure there is no more silicon in computer chips, help flat screen TVs be change, alter exploration in physics and even work as a pollution monitoring material due to its ability to conduct electricity and create heat.

Graphene will completely alter life

Geim told Cable News Network he envisioned that graphene applications can modify everyday living much like plastic did. The material is two dimensional with the hexagonal array of carbon atoms. These atoms are arranged really specifically. The flexible abilities of graphene make it "fundamentally different" from graphite. It has a special ability about it. Graphene Industries and Geim work really close together saying that scientists are able to access all dimensional materials including zero-dimensional atoms and one-dimensional nanowires because of the two dimensional materials like graphene. Geim told Cable News Network that it is extremely hard to describe the range of possible graphene applications.

What is the next thing graphene will transform

Worldwide there are many laboratories working with graphene. One thing was discovered by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley. It was found, says PC World, that graphene is like a magnetic field when it is being stretched out. This property of the material could have a major impact on how the smallest parts of electronic devices are designed. South Korean scientists have figured out how to make touch-screens much more durable than we currently have reports Science.

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