Physics Nobel goes to graphene

Two-dimensional carbon sheets discovered in 2004

By Laura Sanders, 11:08 AM October 5, 2010

The 2010 Nobel Prize in physics has gone to the discoverers of a sheet of carbon atoms just a single atom thick that has proven to have remarkable properties. The prize was awarded to physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, both of the University of Manchester in England, “for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced October 5.

The material is made of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern, ...

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