Graphene: A new form of carbon

In 2010, two physicists, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, working at the University of Manchester, received the Nobel Prize for Physics for making and studying a new form of carbon – graphene.

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The material has remarkable physical properties that have entranced both scientists in academia trying to understand the basic behaviour of matter, and those working in industry on the development of advanced technologies considered key to economic progress.