Wonder Materials - Graphene and Beyond
Exhibition Period: 15-12-2017(Fri) – 18-4-2018(Wed)
What is invisible to the human eye, thinner than a human hair and 200 times tougher than steel? Graphene. Graphene is a planar form of carbon with unique and exceptional properties: it is super lightweight, highly conductive and ultra-strong. It is the world's first two-dimensional material isolated from graphite. The breakthrough was led by Prof. Andre Geim and Prof. Konstantin Novoselov at the University of Manchester in 2004. Their pioneering work on graphene led to their being awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 2010. This wonder material could revolutionise electronics, medicine, energy and desalination, as well as a wide range of industries.
Venue: Special Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
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