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Long Predicted Atomic Collapse State Observed in Graphene
March 7, 2013
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.
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