Random Walk to Graphene (Nobel Lecture)

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  • Andre K. Geim

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    1. School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (UK)
    • School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (UK)
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Abstract

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There can be only one: In their Nobel Reviews, the laureates tell the story about the ever changing, exciting scientific pathways that eventually—for example, with the aid of simple adhesive tape—led them to the discovery of graphene. Graphene is a carbon monolayer with almost magical abilities, including exceptional strength, stability, and electronic properties, with massless Dirac fermions as charge carriers.

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