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Landau Level Wave Functions Revealed
2012-10-02 04:23:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the first time since Nobel Prize winner Lev Landau conceived the theoretical existence of quantum levels that determine electron behavior in strong magnetic fields, scientists have directly imaged the phenomenon. The research team, which included scientists from the University of Warwick and Tohoku University, used scanning tunneling spectroscopy — a spatially resolved probe that interacts directly with the electrons...

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2010-08-02 06:27:42

Subjected to a 3-point stretch, graphene develops bubbles of quantized electrons Graphene, a sheet of pure carbon heralded as a possible replacement for silicon-based semiconductors, has been found to have a unique and amazing property that could make it even more suitable for future electronic devices. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have found that when graphene is stretched in a specific way it sprouts nanobubbles...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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