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MI weekly selection #403

MI weekly selection #403

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By César Tomé

Levant may have experienced tsunami 10K years ago Archaeologists examining sediment cores have found clues that a massive tsunami may have once hit the coast of the Levant about 10,000 years ago. The clues consisted of seashells within sediment cores they are collecting along a beach in Israel, which was much farther inland at the […]

MI weekly selection #402

MI weekly selection #402

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By César Tomé

Ancient shipwreck offers clues about African elephants About 100 tusks found among the artifacts of a trading ship that sank in 1533 are giving researchers new insights into the African elephants that lived during that time, according to findings scheduled to be published in Current Biology. Conditions at the shipwreck site preserved DNA in the […]

The essential physics of the Mott metal-insulator transition at negligible computational cost

The essential physics of the Mott metal-insulator transition at negligible computational cost

DIPC Electronic PropertiesQuantum physicsTheoretical physics

By DIPC

Density functional theory (DFT) is a theoretical treatment of molecules in which the electron density is considered rather than the wave functions of individual electrons. In other words, it is a way of describing many-electron, in general, many-fermion, systems in which the energy is a funtional of the density of electrons (fermions). DFT is without […]

MI weekly selection #401

MI weekly selection #401

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By César Tomé

Pterosaur ancestry may have an answer Pterosaurs have been linked to a group of ancient small reptiles called lagerpetids, according to an examination of a variety of fossils from several regions. Lagerpetids, which date back between 237 million and 210 million years ago, share similar traits with pterosaurs, including inner ear shape, longer hand bones […]

On-surface synthesis of open-shell porphyrins

On-surface synthesis of open-shell porphyrins

ChemistryDIPC Electronic PropertiesMaterials

By DIPC

In spintronics, new memory and logic devices are being developed based on the use of spins of nuclei, atoms, or molecules, instead of electronic charges. The main advantages are an improved energy efficiency and speed of operation to store and process information. The ability of organic molecules to maintain magnetic multistability in nanoscale junctions will […]