Archive: 10/06/2009

Bilayer graphene gets a bandgap

Graphene is the two-dimensional crystalline form of carbon, whose extraordinary electron mobility and other unique features hold great promise for nanoscale electronics and photonics. But there's a catch: graphene has no ...

dateJun 10, 2009 in Nanophysics
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The search for ET just got easier

Astronomers using the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) William Herschel Telescope (WHT) on La Palma have confirmed an effective way to search the atmospheres of planets for signs of life, vastly improving ...

dateJun 10, 2009 in Astronomy
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Chern numbers of algebraic varieties

A problem at the interface of two mathematical areas, topology and algebraic geometry, that was formulated by Friedrich Hirzebruch, had resisted all attempts at a solution for more than 50 years. The problem concerns the ...

dateJun 10, 2009 in Mathematics
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A new chemical element in the periodic table

The element 112, discovered at the Centre for Heavy Ion Research (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung) in Darmstadt, has been officially recognized as a new element by the International Union of Pure and Applied ...

dateJun 10, 2009 in Other
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