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K-State Cancer Researcher's Work on Graphene Shares Connection with Nobel Laureates

Thursday October 21, 2010


When two scientists were recently awarded the Nobel Prize for physics for their work with graphene, a Kansas State University professor was thrilled with the recognition of the new two-dimensional material.

Vikas Berry, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has spent three years researching graphene, a form of carbon that is only one atom thick. Although his background of study involves gold nanoparticles, Berry was inspired to study graphene after reading research by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, the two Russian-born scientists who received this year’s Nobel Prize for their discovery of graphene and experiments associated with it.

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