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Graphene

Graphene is a material consisting of a monoatomic layer of carbon atoms and has a thickness equivalent to the size of a single atom. It has the mechanical strength of the diamond and the flexibility of the plastic.

The discoveries on graphene and its applications (realization of a transistor) achieved in 2004, earned the Nobel Prize for Physics 2010 to the two physicists Andrej Gejm and Konstantin Novosëlov of the University of Manchester. Despite the initial problems in the applicability of single-layer graphene, the two physicists have evolved the material up to the construction of the so-called double-layer graphene, which guarantees more resistance and flexibility of use.

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