The super properties of graphene

In 2010, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov at the University of Manchester won the Nobel Prize in Physics. They had discovered something truly remarkable: a material that is stronger the steel, super conductive, transparent and able to make extremely fast super computers in the future. They discovered “Graphene”. In this video, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Yale Dr. Ainissa Ramirez shows us what it is, how it works, and even how it was made. With the right patience you could, at least in theory, make your own graphene by only using a pencil and sticky tape! Although you probably need an atomic force microscope in order to make sure it really worked…ooh well…

This is one of many interesting videos in a series called “Material Marvels” that you can watch on Yale University’s YouTube channel.

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