Manchester group discover new family of quasiparticles in graphene-based materials

A group of researchers led by Sir Andre Geim and Dr Alexey Berdyugin at The University of Manchester have discovered and characterised a new family of quasiparticles named ‘Brown-Zak fermions’ in graphene-based superlattices. The team achieved this breakthrough by aligning the atomic lattice of a graphene layer to that of an insulating boron nitride sheet, […]

Scientists discover new family of quasiparticles in graphene-based materials

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A group of researchers led by Sir Andre Geim and Dr. Alexey Berdyugin at The University of Manchester have discovered and characterized a new family of quasiparticles named ‘Brown-Zak fermions’ in graphene-based superlattices. The team achieved this breakthrough by aligning the atomic lattice of a graphene layer to that of an […]