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Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
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Columbia University

Hofstadter Butterfly Fractal in Graphene Moiré Superlattices

Caption: This is an artistic image illustration of a butterfly departing from a graphene moiré pattern formed on the top of an atomically thin boron nitride substrate. Electron energy in such a graphene moiré structure exhibits the butterfly like a self-recursive fractal quantum spectrum.

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