Monday, 8 April 2013

G is for Graphene

Graphene, like graphite and diamond, is an allotropic modification of pure carbon. As a material it's been known for a long time, but it was first isolated in 2004 by two Russian scientists at the University of Manchester. The two(Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov) won the Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 for their work on graphene.


Graphene is basically  just one sheet of carbon atoms. Being only one atom thick, makes it the ultimate two-dimensional material. It also makes it a great conductor of heat and electricity. Graphene has some amazing  properties which allow it a wide range of uses. Here's a short introduction to graphene.


If you would like to read more on graphene visit http://www.graphene.manchester.ac.uk.

3 comments:

  1. this sounds like something i would have learned in physics in high school?

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  2. Informative post. I'm sure I knew some of this at some point, but ... so many things have happened between then and now. :).
    Thanks for making your letter G choice educational.
    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

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  3. Fascinating...I learned something. Good post, Nadica!

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