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What it is saying is the effect isgenerated from only the surface….so it becomes “two dimensions”

Graphene, which forms atomic sheets, is a two dimensional system. The nanomaterial here is three dimensional but under the correct conditions the effect being studied is apparently limited to just the material’s surface. There is however some question over the definition being used here is truly limited to just the surface or perhaps is also employing the layer of atoms underneath the surface.

Dr. Derek Cunningham
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I had a similar reaction to the whole "dimensional" aspect of this. It sounds very interesting but the descriptions were sort of vague. So, I followed the links to relevant articles and papers and read those too. I think I have a bit more understanding of what they're on about, now.

The stuff about "collapsing a dimension" is basically saying that we expect 3D objects to always have 3D effects or interactions--so for example, when a magnetic field is being emitted from an object that has length, width, and depth; we expect the field to have length, width, and depth as well--but this is not the case with this material when it is cooled to near-absolute zero. The magnetic field it emits is collapsed in one of its dimensions.

They are theorizing that this happens because of layering. The paint crystallizes into a bunch of very thin sheets or layers, and all the atoms in a given layer are in alignment with each other, but not necessarily in alignment with the atoms in the layers above and below. Since magnetic fields are a product of atomic alignment, the magnetic field emitted by a given layer does not combine with the fields emitted by the layers above and below it. So the field has length and width, but no depth.
Since every layer is emitting a magnetic field like this, the overall effect is described not as a two dimensional magnetic field--there is depth, because the fields are stacked just like the layers of paint are--but a field that has been collapsed in one of its dimensions.

Not sure if that makes it more clear what they are talking about, lol. Describing three dimensional and two dimensional things in a one-dimensional medium(text is linear, only one dimension) is not easy.

I enjoyed this article, but you guys lost me on 3D to 2D and quantum physics is way over my head. Can someone please explain collapsing dimension in little people talk. I read it because I was interested in ancient coloring technique and was absolutely memorized with the brilliance of the color. Science lesson anyone?

of the elements of the periodic table.  Flourescencent molecule absorbs UV light and emit as lower visible light.  S Kean The Disappearing Spoon which I am reading again and undoubtably will reread.

Easily understandable and a fun read.  I have wondered if our past cyclic conditions on Earth would act to amass or accumulate or even transmute elements via a particularly stong emission from the sun .  If these cycles actually left easily accessible surface deposits of pure elements it would not be long before one of our curious selves began investigating.  Our discovery of the periodic table of elements required a lot of hit and miss and tedious purifying to obtain an elemental sample.

They probably know something about quantum physics that we now are only beginning to understand.

Peace and Love,

Ricky.