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What Is Graphene?

Posted on the 18 July 2013 by Gerard @presurfer
What Is Graphene?image credit: AlexanderAlUS cc
Graphene, an emerging material that could change the way electronic components are made and help computing performance continue to grow, is everywhere in the research world these days. Graphene is an allotrope of carbon. In this material, carbon atoms are arranged in a regular hexagonal pattern.
The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2010 was awarded to Russian-born Dutch physicist Andre Geim and Russian-born British physicist Konstantin Novoselov for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene.

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