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When two Russian Γ©migrΓ© scientists, Andrei Geim, and Kostya Novoselov won their joint Nobel Prize in physics in 2010, they were applauded by the Nobel committee for their spirit of fleeting playfulness. It was one of the idiosyncrasies of the way the duo worked together. Playing with Scotch tape on a Friday afternoon might sound like a foolish thing to do, but that’s how the scientist-dyad at the University of Manchester chose to explore the electrical properties of tiny flakes of carbon graphite. It was not long before, the nutty ...
Carbon layers inflated on silicon carbide conduct electricity much better than scientist had previously predicted. Physicists have developed nanoribbons of Graphene, the single atom thick carbon that can conduct electrons much better than theorists predicts even for the most idealized form of materials in existence. The discovery promises a leap into technological advancements in the world of pricey electronics. For long, researchers have been hoping for a revolutionary material that could outperform traditional materials like silicon...