Title Are we already living in the future? Media name/outlet National Geographic Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 24/07/19 Description
The strongest lightweight
Picture a sumo wrestler on a tissue paper trampoline. What you see in your mind’s eye is a fair metaphor for our first record-breaking discovery.
In the quest to develop the lightest and strongest material ever known to man a team of researchers from the University of Manchester in England isolated a material known as graphene, for the first time in 2004. The work that won Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov the Nobel Prize in physics produced a material that is one million times thinner than the diameter of a human hair but 200 times stronger than steel, making it the strongest material in the world.
URL https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/07/partner-content-are-we-already-living-in-the-future/ Persons Andre Geim, Konstantin Novoselov
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- Advanced materials