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Heavy going

Chiral symmetry breaking is imaged in graphene which, through a mechanism analogous to mass generation in quantum electrodynamics, could provide a means for making it semiconducting.

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Mudry, C. Heavy going. Nature Phys 12, 895–896 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys3798

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