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Physicists are divided on whether string theory is a viable theory of everything, but many agree that it offers a new way to look at physical phenomena that have otherwise proven difficult to describe.
Electrons in complex matter sometimes arrange themselves into strange patterns, which remain shrouded in mystery.
First, it was the soccer-ball-shaped molecules dubbed buckyballs.
Rutgers researchers have discovered novel electronic properties in two-dimensional sheets of carbon atoms called graphene that could one day be the heart of speedy and powerful electronic devices.
Neutral atomsâ€”having no net electric chargeâ€”usually donâ€™t act very dramatically around a magnetic field. But by â€œdressing them upâ€ with light, researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI),
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