Nobel Prize in Physics for Graphene Research

Nobel Prize in Physics for Graphene ResearchStockholm, Oct 6. -Russian-born scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the development of graphene, a material that may transform electronics.

Graphene, a two-dimensional material, conducts heat and electricity, giving it potential uses in light panels and computers.

The unique properties of the transparent material could also spur the development of innovative electronics, including transparent touch screens, more efficient computers and solar cells.

Several experts consider that this material is ideal for use in satellites and aircraft technology. Satellites, airplanes and cars could be made out of plastics mixed with graphene, they noted.

Geim, 51, is a Dutch national while Novoselov, 36, holds dual British and Russian citizenship. Both were born in Russia and started their careers in physics there.

The two first worked together in the Netherlands before moving to Britain, where they reported isolating graphene in 2004. (Prensa Latina)