Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to pioneering graphene researchers

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to pioneering graphene researchers

Final yr’s Nobel Prize in Physics might have been considerably belatedly awarded to the inventors of the CCD, however this yr’s prize could not be extra well timed — it is simply been awarded to Russian-born researchers Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov for his or her “groundbreaking experiments” with graphene. Graphene, as you might be conscious by now, is the thinnest and lightest materials there’s, and will nicely pave the best way for entire new era of smaller, higher, quicker electronics — amongst a number of different issues. What’s extra, like so many nice innovations, this one additionally had one thing of an inauspicious starting — the researchers kick-began their analysis simply six years in the past by peeling some flakes off a piece of graphite with a bit of Scotch tape.

[Thanks, Eddie]

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