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May 31st, 2005

When buckyballs go quantum

Richard Jones: Itís widely believed that, whereas the macroscopic world is governed by the intuitive and predictable rules of classical mechanics, the nanoscale world operates in an anarchy of quantum weirdness. I explained (earlier) why this view isnít right; many changes in material behaviour at small scales have their origin in completely classical physics.

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