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Physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov of the University of Manchester in England have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 for what the committee described as "groundbreaking experiments" on graphene. A sheet of graphene is just one atom thick, works as a superb conductor of electricity and heat, is almost transparent, but is so dense that no atoms can pass through it. Graphene could lead to new, even faster semiconductors. "This Nobel prize is for work on a fundamental building block of nanotechnology," said the Yankee Group's Carl Howe.