Latest Andre Geim Stories

2010-11-08 11:25:35

University of Manchester scientists have created a new material which could replace or compete with Teflon in thousands of everyday applications. Professor Andre Geim, who along with his colleague Professor Kostya Novoselov won the 2010 Nobel Prize for graphene "“ the world's thinnest material, has now modified it to make fluorographene "“ a one-molecule-thick material chemically similar to Teflon. Fluorographene is fully-fluorinated graphene and is basically a two-dimensional...

2010-10-18 21:47:29

Researchers at UC Riverside continue advancements with graphene, the single-atom thick carbon crytal that was the subject of this year's Nobel Prize in physics Researchers at the UC Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have built and successfully tested an amplifier made from graphene that could lead to more efficient circuits in electronic chips, such as those used in Bluetooth headsets and toll collection devices in cars. Graphene, a single-atom thick carbon crystal, was first isolated...

2010-10-08 08:00:00

CLEVELAND, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE: KEI), a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, extends its congratulations to Drs. Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, scientists at the University of Manchester in England who were just awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for their research on graphene, a single-atom-thick form of carbon with outstanding physical, electrical, and chemical properties. In their research, Geim and Novoselov...

2010-10-05 09:40:00

Two Russian-born University of Manchester professors have been presented with the Nobel Prize for Physics as a result of their groundbreaking research of a substance that is one hundred times stronger than steel, despite being the thinnest material in the world. Professors Andre Geim, 51, and Konstantin Novoselov, 36, were awarded the accolade due to their work with graphene, a two-dimensional layer of carbon atoms that resemble chicken wire but could ultimately be used to replace carbon...

2010-04-09 13:02:00

BETHESDA, Md., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Rice University are celebrating the 25th anniversary of a breakthrough that has advanced technology in fields from medicine to baseball. Lockheed Martin is sponsoring the Year of the Nano, Rice's celebration of the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the buckminsterfullerene molecule -- the "buckyball" -- that enables nanotechnology. The buckyball, a perfect, soccer ball-shaped molecule of 60 carbon atoms, is one of the...

2009-11-23 10:38:19

Empa scientists synthesize graphene-like material Two-dimensional carbon layers, so-called graphenes, are regarded as a possible substitute for silicon in the semiconductor industry. The electronic properties of these layers can be varied by "building in" specific arrays of holes in their structure. Physicists at Empa, together with chemists from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz have, for the first time, succeeded in synthesizing a graphene-like porous polymer with...

2009-01-15 08:56:52

Researchers announce that an extraordinary new material called graphene may be able to produce bendable and transparent high-speed electronics. Graphene's amazing mechanical and electronic qualities are popular, but it is difficult to manufacture in high volumes. Graphene is composed of one-atom-thick layers of carbon atoms formed into hexagons. Centimeter wide transparent samples can be attached to any kind of surface and twisted without any damage. These kinds of films may be employed in...

2008-10-02 13:10:00

A survey released by Thomson Reuters Corp on Wednesday has named the most likely scientists to receive this year's prestigious Nobel Prize. Secrecy shrouds the Nobel committee's deliberations over the yearly prizes and the winners themselves usually do not even know until shortly before the announcement. David Pendlebury of Research Services at Thomson Reuters said the amount of citations which projects use can be an important factor. "You get a very strong signal of what the scientific...

2008-04-03 13:45:00

Researchers at The University of Manchester have used graphene to measure an important and mysterious fundamental constant - and glimpse the foundations of the universe.The researchers from The School of Physics and Astronomy, led by Professor Andre Geim, have found that the world's thinnest material absorbs a well-defined fraction of visible light, which allows the direct determination of the fine structure constant.Working with Portuguese theorists from The University of Minho in Portugal,...

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