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In October 2010, the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to two researchers from Manchester University for their work on Graphene. But if, like much of the world, you are left wondering just what graphene is, and why it deserves a Nobel Prize, then help is at hand.

New YouTube videos explain Graphene for the baffled

Belgium | Posted on November 26th, 2010

With the aid of science video communication charity, The Vega Science Trust , COST Action MP0901 "NanoTP" has produced two short videos explaining graphene and its amazing properties. The videos are written and presented by Jonathan Hare, and show how amazingly graphene can be produced using just a pencil and some sticky tape.

Jonathan has previously appeared in BBC Science programmes such as "Rough Science" and now runs the Creative Science Centre in Sussex.

"The Nobel prize was a surprise that couldn't be more timely for us - Graphene is a wonderful material that has been on the ‘wish list' of theoretical science for a long time before it actually existed", says Carla Bittencourt, Chair of NanoTP. "It's a great playground for the scientists in our project. Tools that we have developed to study other forms of carbon like nanotubes are all in place, it means graphene will rapidly make the transition from basic science to real-world applications. I hope that awarding the prize to Graphene will call the attention of funding agencies to the importance of ‘scientific curiosity' in the centre of research projects".

NanoTP involves more than 150 scientists from 24 different countries working in the field of nanotechnology.

"NanoTP brings together scientists from across Europe, America and Asia, to pool resources and ideas, and cross geographical and scientific borders", says Chris Ewels, vice-chair of NanoTP.

"For us it's important to communicate with the public. People want to know about nanoscience and its implications for the future, and as scientists working in this area we have a responsibility to get involved in the public debate."

To watch the videos, please visit: www.cost.eu/library/videos/Graphene-and-the-Carbon-Revolution

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Inge De Prins
COST Office
149, avenue Louise
1050 Brussels
Belgium

Tel: +3225333803
www.cost.eu

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