Nobel Prize honors super-strong, super-thin carbon (AP)

Professor Andre Geim, left, and Dr Konstantin Novoselov who have have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics are seen outside Manchester University, Manchester, England, Tuesday, Oct, 5, 2010. The  scientists shared the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for 'groundbreaking experiments' with the thinnest, strongest material known to mankind  a carbon vital for the creation of faster computers and transparent touch screens. (AP Photo/Jon Super).AP – It is the thinnest and strongest material known to mankind — no thicker than a single atom and 100 times tougher than steel. Could graphene be the next plastic? Maybe so, says one of two scientists who won a Nobel Prize on Tuesday for isolating and studying it.

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