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November 11, 2011


This video, part of a series on "Chance Discoveries" in chemistry, tells the story of two scientists who used their curiosity--and Scotch tape--to isolate single-layer sheets of graphite one atom thick: graphene, one of the thinnest, strongest materials known. The two won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery.

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation

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