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2012-12-03 20:58:50

Potential for optoelectronics, solar cells, valleytronics and more When the dry lubricant, molybdenum disulfide, is stripped down to a single layer of atoms, a tightly bound quasi-particle comprised of two electrons and a hole forms with unique spin and valley properties, researchers from Case Western Reserve University and colleagues discovered. These charged quasi-particles, called negative trions, can be manipulated to change the light absorbed and emitted from this two-dimensional...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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