Electronic Handedness in Copper-Silver Combo Feature Summary

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From Physics Research
Title:
Electronic Handedness in Copper-Silver Combo
Description:
Notice how the two images above have opposite handedness? These images show electronic properties of a small layer of copper on top of silver, but neither silver nor copper have any handedness themselves. To learn more, visit this American Physical Society webpage.

(This feature was updated on September 21, 2013.)
Image:
image credit:   A. Mugarza, C. Krull, S. Stepanow, G. Ceballos, and P. Gambardella,  <a href="http://www.cin2.es/english/index.php" target="_blank">CIN2</a>; <a href="http://www.aps.org/about/physics-images/archive/achiral.cfm" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/informal/images/features/achiral-surface-large.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: A. Mugarza, C. Krull, S. Stepanow, G. Ceballos, and P. Gambardella, CIN2; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/achiral-surface-large.jpg
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