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Quantum Hydrogen on Graphene

Quantum mechanics tells us that lighter elements, such as hydrogen, are delocalised in space. State of the art simulation techniques treat this delocalisation, representing a single hydrogen atom by multiple coupled replicas. The more spread out the replicas, the more quantum mechanical the hydrogen atom is said to be. The hexagonal green surface is graphene, a single atomic layer of graphite.

 

Image by Erlend Davidson (Thomas Young Centre, London)

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Taken on March 7, 2013