The Graphene Revolution by Brian Clegg audiobook

The Graphene Revolution: The Weird Science of the Ultra-thin

By Brian Clegg
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In 2003, Russian physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov found a way to produce graphene—the thinnest substance in the world—by using sticky tape to separate an atom-thick layer from a block of graphite. Their efforts would win the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics, and now the applications of graphene and other two-dimensional substances form a worldwide industry. Graphene is far stronger than steel, a far better conductor than any metal, and able to act as a molecular sieve to purify water. Electronic components made from graphene are a fraction the size of silicon microchips and can be both flexible and transparent, making it possible to build electronics into clothing, produce solar cells to fit any surface, or even create invisible temporary tattoos that monitor your health. Ultra-thin materials give us the next big step forward since the transistor revolutionized electronics. Get ready for the graphene revolution.

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In 2003, Russian physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov found a way to produce graphene—the thinnest substance in the world—by using sticky tape to separate an atom-thick layer from a block of graphite. Their efforts would win the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics, and now the applications of graphene and other two-dimensional substances form a worldwide industry. Graphene is far stronger than steel, a far better conductor than any metal, and able to act as a molecular sieve to purify water. Electronic components made from graphene are a fraction the size of silicon microchips and can be both flexible and transparent, making it possible to build electronics into clothing, produce solar cells to fit any surface, or even create invisible temporary tattoos that monitor your health. Ultra-thin materials give us the next big step forward since the transistor revolutionized electronics. Get ready for the graphene revolution.

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Author Bio: Brian Clegg

Author Bio: Brian Clegg

Brian Clegg has written many science books, including Dice World and A Brief History of Infinity, both of which were longlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books. He has written for Nature, BBC Focus, Physics World, the London Times, and London Observer.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 4.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English