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How crystal becomes a conductor

Squeeze a crystal of manganese oxide hard enough, and it changes from an electrical insulator to a conductive metal. In a report published online this week by the journal Nature Materials, researchers use computational modeling ...

dateFeb 05, 2008 in Condensed Matter
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Could Graphene Replace Semiconductors?

(PhysOrg.com) -- “People want a faster computer chip,” Philip Kim tells PhysOrg.com. “And it needs to be smaller. But in order to increase the speed of the chip, or to get it smaller, we are approaching a point where ...

dateSep 08, 2008 in Condensed Matter feature
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H3+: The molecule that made the Universe

(Phys.org) -- In a study that pushed quantum mechanical theory and research capabilities to the limit, University of Arizona researchers have found a way to see the molecule that likely made the universe - or at least the ...

dateApr 12, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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