(CNN) — The 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded Wednesday to three professors for a tool to make carbon-carbon bonds in organic chemistry, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced.
Graphene Wiki: Graphene is a one-atom-thick planar sheet of sp2-bonded carbon atoms that are densely packed in a honeycomb crystal lattice. It can be visualized as an atomic-scale chicken wire made of carbon atoms and their bonds. The name comes from graphite + -ene; graphite itself consists of many graphene sheets stacked together.
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Nobel prize 2010 for physics was awarded Tuesday to two professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, both originally from Russia, from the University of Manchester in England for “groundbreaking” experiments with the two-dimensional material graphene.