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Standing room only for graphene

The room was packed to the rafters for Tsuneya Ando’s talk on “Theory of quantum transport in graphene and nanotubes” (H28 1), which kicked off the first of five focus sessions on graphene. Although it may still be too early to call, I’d say that graphene will be THE topic of this year’s meeting.

I left the session with my head spinning in Landau levels, but I think I got the general idea — graphene is like a very thin motorway for electrons with nothing in the way to slow them down. There’s a press conference later today on graphene — including the latest development in negative refraction — which should be more my speed.

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