*FULLY BOOKED* Graphene: Small But Mighty
Dr Edward McCann, Department of Physics, Lancaster University
Tuesday 22 October 2013, 1900-2000
The Storey Institute, Lancaster
What is the thinnest material in the world? Paper? Cling-film? What about tissue paper? They are all incredibly thick when compared to graphene, which is as thin as a single atom. Despite its size, graphene has amazing properties: stronger than steel, but still bendy; transparent and able to conduct electricity better than copper. Dr Edward McCann explores the origins of graphene, its properties and possible uses, and its connection to the North of England. And perhaps, the most remarkable: why do particles travelling in graphene behave as if they have no mass?
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This events is part of a series of free science and technology talks taking place in Lancaster this autumn.
The seven talks cover the latest science and technology research at Lancaster University, from psychology to chemistry, to the new wonder material graphene and the future of cloud computing.
The weekly lecture series at Lancaster's Storey Institute starts on Tuesday 22 October. The talks are completely free, though you will need to book online.