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Shoucheng Zhang (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(7):30275.
The electronic band structure determines the conductivity of metals and insulators. The band theory of solid describes... more
Erick J Weinberg (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(7):7484.
The Coleman-Weinberg mechanism is a phenomenon by which a theory that at tree level appears to have a symmetric vacuum... more
Arjen van Ooyen and Jaap van Pelt (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(6):10213.
NETMORPH is a simulation tool for generating large-scale neuronal networks with realistic neuron morphologies... more
Eugene M. Izhikevich et al. (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(6):1816.
The Game of Life (sometimes known simply as Life) is an example of a cellular automaton and a zero-player game. It takes... more
Andrei O. Barvinsky (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(6):31644.
Heat kernel expansion and background field formalism represent the combination of two calculational methods within... more
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