London: Scientists who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for “groundbreaking experiments” on graphene, the world’s thinnest material, have said that it could potentially pave the way for a new generation of ultra fast computers and smartphones.
Graphene possesses a number of unique properties, such as extremely high electron and thermal conductivities due to very high velocities of electrons and high quality of the crystals, as well as mechanical strength.
"Although the exciting physics which we have found in this particular experiment may have an immediate implementation in practical electronic devices,” said Professor Kostya Novoselov of Manchester University, who shared last year`s with colleague Andre Geim. .
“The further understanding of the electronic properties of this material will bring us a step closer to the development of graphene electronics.”
Professor Geim added: "The progress have been possible due to quantum leap in improvement of the sample quality which could be produced at The University of Manchester."