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2010 Physics Nobel Prize goes to Graphene

Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov are the 2010 Nobel Laureates in Physics for the discovery of Graphene. CFP researchers João Lopes dos Santos and Eduardo Castro, in collaboration with Nuno Peres from Minho University, are among the team of researchers who gave significant contributions to the development of this field, including co-authoring articles with the Nobel prize winners on this extraordinary subject.

Imagine a sheet of material that's just one atom thick, yet super-strong, highly conductive, practically transparent and able to reveal new secrets of fundamental physics. That's graphene, isolated by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, 2010 Nobel Laureates in Physics.

The Portuguese team has been collaborating over the years with Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov. Among other articles they published together a Physical Review Letters article, where they show it is possible to construct a tunable gap semiconductor using a graphene bilayer. At the time the discovery was highlighted in physicsworld.com, the electronic bulletin of the Institute of Physics (IOP). For more details see the CFP headline.