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Nobel Symposium 148: Graphene and quantum matter
Stockholm University, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
2012 (English)In: Physica scripta. T, ISSN 0281-1847, Vol. T146, no Article number 010101Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The 2010 Nobel Symposium on Graphene and Quantum Matter, was held at the Grand Hotel in Saltsjöbaden south of Stockholm on 27-31 May. The main theme of the meeting was graphene, and the symposium turned out to be very timely: two of the participants, Andre Geim and Kanstantin Novoselov returned to Stockholm less then six months later to receive the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. In these proceedings leading experts give up-to-date, historical, experimental, theoretical and technological perspectives on the remarkable material graphene, and several papers also make connections to other states of quantum matter. Saltsjöbaden is beautifully situated in the inner archipelago of Stockholm. It provided a pleasant setting for the talks and the ensuing discussions that took place in an enthusiastic and friendly atmosphere. The social programme included a boat trip in the light summer night and a dinner at the renowned Grand Hotel. These proceedings are ordered thematically, starting with historical overviews, followed by first experimental and then theoretical papers on the physics of graphene. Next are several papers addressing more general topics in quantum matter and finally contributions on the technological applications of graphene. We hope that this volume will serve as a source of knowledge and inspiration for any physicist interested in graphene, and at the same time provide a snapshot of a young field of research that is developing at very high speed. We are grateful to Marja Fahlander for excellent administrative support, and to the Nobel Foundation who funded the symposium.

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2012. Vol. T146, no Article number 010101
Keyword [en]
Leading experts; Nobel prizes; Quantum matter; Social programme; Stockholm; Technological applications; Technological perspective, Biographies, Graphene
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-96275OAI: diva2:664958
Available from: 2013-11-18 Created: 2013-11-18 Last updated: 2013-11-18Bibliographically approved

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