Lancaster Partners receive Nobel Prize
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Scientists who work closely with Lancaster University physicists have won the Nobel Prize for Physics.
Professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov at Manchester University won the 2010 Nobel Prize in recognition of their groundbreaking experiments with graphene, a two-dimensional material which has the potential to change the world around us. The discoveries by Geim and Novoselov have created a fast growing field of materials science research and nanotechnology.
Lancaster University involvement in Graphene research is focused on developing theory of electronic properties of this new material and modelling graphene-based electronic devices. Initiated by Vladimir Falko, Edward McCann and Vadim Cheianov, it has resulted in a discovery, by the Lancaster-Manchester collaboration, of unique electronic properties of bilayer graphene, and it substantially contributed towards understanding electronic properties of monolayer graphene.
Graphene effort at Lancaster is receiving over £1m EPSRC-HEFCE funding, as part of a £5m Science and Innovation Award 'Maximising the Impact of Graphene Research on Innovation' shared with Manchester University and the joint Manchester-Lancaster Northwest Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre (NOWNANO), and, in 2010, it has been boosted by €400k of the European Commission funding in the targeted project 'ConceptGraphene'.
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