Author archives: DIPC

Actinoid oxides, where quantum methods are key to understanding the chemistry

Actinoid oxides, where quantum methods are key to understanding the chemistry

ChemistryCondensed matter

By DIPC

In the standard representation of the periodic table, we find below two separated rows of elements. Their chemistry and electronic configuration belong to a group three element, so what these two separated rows really mean is that in this representation of the table they are all located on top lanthanum and actinium, three-dimensionally building a […]

Heat creates spin

Heat creates spin

Computer scienceCondensed matterMaterialsPhysicsQuantum physics

By DIPC

When quantum computing comes, it very likely will rely for the fast storage and processing of information on spintronics. Spintronics (from spin transport electronics) is a branch of technology that specifically makes use of quantum-mechanical spin, and especially of the transport of that spin, in electronic devices. Spin is the part of the total angular […]

How you grow graphene on d-metals key to get spin-polarized electrons

How you grow graphene on d-metals key to get spin-polarized electrons

Condensed matterMaterialsPhysics

By DIPC

Graphene is a material with outstanding electronic characteristics. Many of them arise from the cone-like dispersion of charge carriers near the Fermi level (at which the occupation probability of energy levels is 0.5), where electrons behave as relativistic Dirac fermions, i.e., as if they had no mass. This excellent video from toutestquantique.fr summarizes them very […]