The Royal Society

Nobel Prize winner

Posted by on 19 July 2011

Ever wanted to meet a Nobel prize winner? Well we had the opportunity at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition this year. We caught up with Dr Kostya Novoselov from the University of Manchester about his exhibit Graphene: unexpected science in a pencil line. In this video Dr Novoselov talks about the material that won him and Andre Geim the Nobel Prize. It may be only one carbon layer thick but it is very strong, stable and very good at conducting electricity. Their work has taken them eight years to perfect and it has some unique optical properties that can be used for applications such as touch screen displays. Its also amazing how easy it is to actually create this one layer thick carbon material, have a look at this video to find out for yourself.