Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov have been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics on account of their groundbreaking research on Graphene.
The two men, who study at the University of Manchester, were awarded the Nobel Prize for discovering the material Graphine, a thin sheet of carbon atoms that has extraordinary properties. Graphine is completely transparent, but is also incredibly dense. It is the best metal at conducting heat, and conducts electricity as well as copper. It is the thinnest material known, yet also the strongest. The two scientists extracted the Graphine from a piece of graphite from a pencil using regular adhesive tape.
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