Manchester Centre for Mesoscience and Nanotechnology

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The Manchester Centre for Mesoscience and Nanotechnology is a centre for interdisciplinary research in mesoscience and nanotechnology headed by Andre Geim at the University of Manchester. The purpose of the centre is to allow researchers to construct devices from a few micrometres down to 10 nanometres in size. It was opened by Lord Sainsbury on 7 April 2003.[1]

The centre is based in the School of Computer Science, and houses a suite of Class 100 to Class 1000 cleanrooms. These facilities played an important role in the discovery of Graphene by scientists in Manchester[2][3][4][5][6][7] and subsequent Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. The facility also hosts The North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre (NOWNano DTC)[8] funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in collaboration with Lancaster University.

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  1. ^ Manchester Centre for Mesoscience & Nanotechnology
  2. ^ Graphene researchers at the University of Manchester
  3. ^ Abanin, D. A.; Morozov, S. V.; Ponomarenko, L. A.; Gorbachev, R. V.; Mayorov, A. S.; Katsnelson, M. I.; Watanabe, K.; Taniguchi, T.; Novoselov, K. S.; Levitov, L. S.; Geim, A. K. (2011). "Giant Nonlocality Near the Dirac Point in Graphene". Science. 332 (6027): 328–330. PMID 21493852. doi:10.1126/science.1199595. 
  4. ^ Geim, A. K. (2009). "Graphene: Status and Prospects". Science. 324 (5934): 1530–1534. PMID 19541989. doi:10.1126/science.1158877. 
  5. ^ Ponomarenko, L. A.; Schedin, F.; Katsnelson, M. I.; Yang, R.; Hill, E. W.; Novoselov, K. S.; Geim, A. K. (2008). "Chaotic Dirac Billiard in Graphene Quantum Dots". Science. 320 (5874): 356–358. PMID 18420930. doi:10.1126/science.1154663. 
  6. ^ Nair, R. R.; Blake, P.; Grigorenko, A. N.; Novoselov, K. S.; Booth, T. J.; Stauber, T.; Peres, N. M. R.; Geim, A. K. (2008). "Fine Structure Constant Defines Visual Transparency of Graphene". Science. 320 (5881): 1308. PMID 18388259. doi:10.1126/science.1156965. 
  7. ^ Novoselov, K. S.; Geim, A. K.; Morozov, S. V.; Jiang, D.; Katsnelson, M. I.; Grigorieva, I. V.; Dubonos, S. V.; Firsov, A. A. (2005). "Two-dimensional gas of massless Dirac fermions in graphene". Nature. 438 (7065): 197–200. PMID 16281030. doi:10.1038/nature04233. 
  8. ^ NOWNano DTC: The North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre

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