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Graphene - Unexpected science in a pencil trace - Derby IOP Centre

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18:00 – 20:00 8 May 2013
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Main entrance, (enquire at reception), Kedleston Road site, Derby campus, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, DERBY, DE22 1GB

Speakers: Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan

Graphene, the 2-D wonder material was first isolated and studied in 2004 at The University of Manchester by Prof A. Geim and Prof. K. Novoselov, and they were rewarded with the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for this work. Graphene is the thinnest, lightest, strongest material known to man. It is stretchable, bendable, yet impervious to even gases. Its potential applications include the next generation of high-speed, low-power computer chips, flexible touch-screens and even flexible computers. Nonetheless, it is a very accessible, down-to-earth material; anyone can make it at home with just some cello-tape and graphite (pencil lead), just as the Nobel laureates did. The lecture is suitable for anyone with an interest in Physics, including students considering or taking A level Physics. The lecture is open to members and non-members and is free to attend but places are limited and so please register your interest by emailing: james.p.davies@physics.org.

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Organised by: Derby IOP Centre
Contact details: James Davies - james.p.davies@physics.org

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