Fray International Sustainability Award

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Prof. Konstantin Novoselov

Prof. Sir, Konstantin Novoselov, 2010 Nobel Laureate in Physics, is distinguished work in the field of materials.

Prof. Konstantin Novoselov, discovered along with other scientist a new material while playing with sticky tape. The material in question, graphene, is a layer of carbon just one atom thick, flexible, almost transparent, water-permeable but gas-proof, highly conductive of electricity and heat, and about 100 times stronger than steel.

Carbon exists in several different natural forms. A material consisting of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice and only one atom thick was long considered a purely theoretical construction. Graphene creates new possibilities within materials technology and electronics.