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Monash Science Public Lecture – Nobel Laureate Sir Konstantin Novoselov

October 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| Free
  • October 26, 2015
  • : 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Free

 Monash public lecture


A Monash Science Public Lecture by Nobel Laureate Sir Konstantin Novoselov

Event Description

When one writes with a pencil, thin flakes of graphite are left on a surface. Some of them are only one angstrom thick and can be viewed as individual atomic planes cleaved away from the bulk. This strictly two dimensional (2D) material called graphene, was presumed not to exist in the free state and remained undiscovered until a few years ago.

The very unusual electronic properties of this material, as well as the possibility for its chemical modification, make graphene a promising candidate for future electronic applications. Probably the most important 'property' of graphene is that it has opened a floodgate of experiments on many other 2D atomic crystals. They cover a massive range of properties: from the most insultating to the most conductive, from the strongest to the softest.


5:00pm - 6:00pm: Pre-lecture networking time. Refreshments will be served.
6:00pm - 7:00pm: Public lecture

About the Speaker

Sir Konstantin Novoselov is Langworthy Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. His work with Andrew Geim to isolate graphene for the first time earned them the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010.