This lesson focuses on graphene including its structure and possible uses and is designed to be used with an Integrated Chemistry and Physics Lesson.
This resource is a video abstract of a research paper created by Research Square on behalf of its authors. It provides a synopsis that's easy to understand, and can be used to introduce the topics it covers to students, researchers, and the general public. The video's transcript is also provided in full, with a portion provided below for preview:
"The birth of nanotechnology can arguably be traced back to December 29, 1959, when Nobel laureate Richard Feynman laid down the ultimate scientific challenge to a roomful of colleagues: to control and build matter atom by atom. Though the ability to handle matter at this scale remains elusive, researchers are closer than ever to achieving it. This month’s issue of MRS Bulletin showcases how scientists are using particle beams to meet Feynman’s challenge and, in the process, revolutionizing how we view, understand, and build with atoms. In the decades following Feynman’s lecture, researchers were making significant headway toward atomic-level control of matter—even if they could only see the building blocks themselves at the time . Using a narrow stream of electrons or ions, researchers could resolve individual atoms in a material. Advances in electron microscopy have now made high-resolution imaging of atomic systems routine..."
The rest of the transcript, along with a link to the research itself, is available on the resource itself.