Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Graphene: Nobel Prize in Physics 2010

Graphene: Nobel Peace Prize in Physics 2010

Incase you haven't heard, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, from the University of Manchester, won the 2010 Nobel physics prize for their work on isolating graphene from graphite.

More details on the possibilities of graphene can be found here.

To quote an article from CNET:
Graphene holds potential for profoundly transforming materials science--everything from computer chips and flexible displays to solar cells and lighter aircraft.

Then of course the coup de grace:

They isolated graphene using an almost laughably mundane technique--peeling a layer off a graphite crystal using Scotch tape.

To think that the simple pencil filling I use for panel lining my Gundam kits could hold such potential? *snicker*