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Release date- 13122013 - Dr
The recognition, jointly awarded to
The groups demonstrated that graphene, when combined with materials such as boron nitride, paves the way for vast new areas of scientific discovery and previously unheard-of applications.
Top spot in the list was taken by the
The judges of the 2013 award were also impressed with the IceCube collaboration's ability to build and operate a huge and extremely sensitive detector in the most remote and inhospitable place on Earth'.
Dr Gorbachev added: 'It is a great honour for our work to be included in the top 10 physics breakthroughs of the year, and is testmanet to the curiosity-driven science we undertake at The University of
'Catching the elusive butterfly is something we were very excitied about, but more importantly, our work showed that we are now able to build up a principally new kind of materials by stacking individual atomic planes in a desired sequence.'
The top 10 breakthroughs identified in the list were chosen by the
The award was founded in 2009. Last year's winner was the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at CERN for their joint discovery of a
The other eight awards are:
Nuclear physics goes pear-shaped: To the international team of nuclear physicists that used the REX-ISOLDE and MINIBALL facilities at CERN to create and study the first pear-shaped nucleus.
Physicists create 'molecules' of light:
Planck reveals 'almost perfect' universe: To scientists working on the
'Quantum microscope' peers into the hydrogen atom: To Aneta Stodolna of the
Quantum state endures for 39 minutes at room temperature:
US researchers unveil first carbon-nanotube computer: To Max Shulaker and colleagues at
B-mode polarization spotted in cosmic microwave background: To astronomers working on the South Pole Telescope for being the first to measure B-mode polarization in the cosmic microwave background radiation.
Laser-cooled Bose-Einstein condensate is a first:
Read the full announcement about the 2013 breakthroughs on physicsworld.com.
More information about graphene research at The University of
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