Konstantin Novoselov


Konstantin Novoselov

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Konstantin Novoselov
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010

Born: 23 August 1974, Nizhny Tagil, Russia

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Prize motivation: “for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene”

Prize share: 1/2


Konstantin Novoselov was born in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. After first studying in Moscow, Novoselov studied for his PhD under supervisor Andre Geim, first at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands, and then at the University of Manchester, UK. Novoselov is married with two daughters.


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. In 2004 Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim successfully produced this material, graphene, and mapped its properties: incredibly thin but still incredibly strong, good heat and electrical conductivity, almost entirely transparent yet very dense. Graphene creates new possibilities within materials technology and electronics.

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