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Link: The lowly pencil and Quantum Mechanics. It doesn’t even have to be a mechanical pencil!

August 25, 2006

Graphene molecule Science Now is reporting in “Black Hole in a Pencil,” that, in 1- or 2-atom thick layers, graphite has a unique ability: electrons within the thin graphite (called graphene) act as if they are massless, and move freely within it at the speed of light. But wait, there’s more!

(Image Credit: Chris Ewels)