posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 10:34 PM
amazing thread, huge thanks to the OP and others who posted info, i can't believe i had never heard of this before, it definitely seems like it could
take over the world in the not too distant future. Watching the video of it soaking up the oil and ending up with pure clean water or sand is really
amazing. It's one of these things than could be used in endless different ways.
to poster above:
A thin flake of ordinary carbon, just one atom thick, lies behind this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics. Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov have shown
that carbon in such a flat form has exceptional properties that originate from the remarkable world of quantum physics.
This year’s Laureates have been working together for a long time now. Konstantin Novoselov, 36, first worked with Andre Geim, 51, as a PhD-student
in the Netherlands. He subsequently followed Geim to the United Kingdom. Both of them originally studied and began their careers as physicists in
Russia. Now they are both professors at the University of Manchester.
Andre Geim, Dutch citizen. Born 1958 in Sochi, Russia. Ph.D. 1987 from Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka,
Russia. Director of Manchester Centre for Meso-science & Nanotechnology, Langworthy Professor of Physics and Royal Society 2010 Anniversary Research
Professor, University of Manchester, UK.
Konstantin Novoselov, British and Russian citizen. Born 1974 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. Ph.D. 2004 from Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Professor and Royal Society Research Fellow, University of Manchester, UK.
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