Graphene: The Wonder Substance
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Although it seems like everything has to be in 3D these days, when it comes to Graphene, 2D seems to be the way forward. At just one carbon atom thick and a myriad of incredible properties, this material has the potential to revolutionise thousands of industries from electronics to medicine.
This animation produced by the European Graphene-Flagship initiative introduces Graphene as the 'wonder substance'. The film has been nominated for a EuroPAWS New Media Award, a category in which we also have a film nominated!
Although we've known about Graphene for a while, it was Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov from the University of Manchester that discovered a handy way of obtaining it: via a bit of scotch tape (for which they were awarded the Nobel prize in Physics in 2010).
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