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Innovative Device for Quantum Simulations

June 7, 2011

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A quantum simulator prototype that replicates the structure of graphene--the first step to a new class of semiconductor nanostructures that probe the quantum world--has been developed by a team of American and European researchers from Columbia Engineering, the Italian National Research Council, Princeton University, the University of Missouri and the University of Nijmegen. Full Story

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