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Luis E. F. Foa Torres
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A big step forward towards graphene-based displays

Light-emitting diodes by band-structure engineering in van der Waals heterostructures
http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nmat4205.html
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Iron man gives up iron for graphene
The birth of #graphene  man?
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-01/15/bulletproof-material-graphene
Graphene is a fascinating material, consisting of a layer of carbon only one atom thick. As such, it’s not unusual for scientific journals to make it the subject of research articles
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Multiterminal Conductance of a Floquet Topological Insulator now in PRL
How does the Hall conductance of a Floquet Topological insulator differ from a conventional quantum Hall system?
http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.266801
We report on simulations of the dc conductance and quantum Hall response of a Floquet topological insulator using Floquet scattering theory. Our results reveal that laser-induced edge states lead to quantum Hall plateaus once imperfect matching with the nonilluminated leads is lessened. The magnitude of the Hall plateaus, however, is not directly related to the number and chirality of all the edge states at a given energy, as usual. Instead, the ...
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Symmetry presents a physics twist on the craft of cutting paper snowflakes.
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Haldane model realized at last!

Reporting this week in Nature Jotzu et al. elaborate on a realization of the Haldane model using ultracold fermions.

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v515/n7526/full/nature13915.html
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Pseudospin-driven spin relaxation mechanism in graphene
Van Tuan et al. Nature Physics 10 857–863 (2014)
http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v10/n11/full/nphys3083.html
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17th Workshop on Semiconductor Physics in Brazil
http://www.bwsp17.infis.ufu.br/
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Nobel laureate Konstantin Novoselov, considers exciting uses for graphene and other materials
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Periodic videos: One video for each element on the periodic table
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Author video for Introduction to Graphene-Based Nanomaterials
More at the companion website  http://www.introductiontographene.org/
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muy bueno Luis!! Congratuleiyons! =)
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Writing for The New Yorker, John Colapinto looks for answers to a Material Question: What's the hype about #graphene ?http://nyr.kr/1wArpIL 
One atom thick, graphene is the thinnest material known and may be the strongest. Credit Illustration by Chad Hagen
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A response to a classic question that many of us face when teaching: When will I ever use this?

Almost everyone teaching maths, physics or chemistry has repeatedly faced this one question When will I ever use this?

It's indeed not a minor question as it might impact the motivation of many students. Here, a Math Professor gives a thought-provoking answer.

http://t.co/O4Z5oIbNEx
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Muy interesante Luis!!
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Exploring graphene-based devices at the quantum limit
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Dresden, Germany - Grenoble, France - Trieste, Italy
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    Researcher, 2009 - present
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    Adjunct Professor, 2009 - present
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