Duo wins 2010 physics Nobel for carbon breakthrough
STOCKHOLM Oct 5 (Reuters) - Russian-born scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov shared the 2010 Nobel Prize for physics for experiements with super-thin carbon matter, the prize committee said on Tuesday.
The committee said the two had shown that carbon in an extremely thin form -- just one atom thick -- had exceptional properties originating in the world of quantum physics.
Geim is a Dutch citizen while Novoselov is a dual British-Russian citizen. They are both at the University of Manchester.
The prize of 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.5 million), awarded by the Nobel Committee for Physics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, was the second of this year's Nobel prizes.
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