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Long Predicted Atomic Collapse State Observed in Graphene


March 7, 2013

an artificial atomic nucleus Seventy years ago, theorists predicted that superlarge nuclei would exhibit a quantum-mechanical phenomenon known as "atomic collapse." Recently, materials scientists calculated that highly-charged impurities in graphene should exhibit a corresponding buildup of electrons partially localized in space and energy--a unique electronic resonance. Full Story

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