Nobel Prize-winning chemist Steven Weinberg and his colleagues have announced a collaboration with Nobel laureate Peter S. Diamandis that will produce the most powerful electron accelerator ever built, the first of its kind.
The new lab will use the latest in high-performance materials to harness the power of quantum physics to produce new materials that can be used for a range of industrial applications.
Weinberg, who won the Nobel in 2012, and Diamands team will develop a new type of graphene, one of the most promising new materials on the planet, that can hold electrons and act as a superconductor.
They will also use the materials to build a new, superconducting, material that could be used in electronics and nanotechnology.
In addition, the team plans to work on using graphene to build the world’s first quantum-scale superconductor, which could be a game changer in the field.
The paper describing the collaboration was published in the journal Nature.