Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of chirality.

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Examples

  • Singled-walled carbon nanotubes are graphene sheets wrapped into tubes, and are typically made up of various sizes and with different amounts of twist (also known as chiralities).

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  • Then I started playing with this idea about how right-handed people are all left-handed people whose mental chirality was reversed at conception for some unknown reason and a secret group of lefties have begun to tap into the powers that come with not having had their chiralities reversed.

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  • Making it so one moves left when they mean to move right or verse visa would be helpful for confusing foes, as would rapidly switching them between chiralities.

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  • That language is very useful in order to keep track of fermion chiralities (which in this example is what tells you the whole graph is proprtional to the fermion mass), but it is not really intended for serious calculations.

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  • They found an almost equal distribution of left- and right-handed chiralities in their strips, and concluded that the handedness is determined randomly.

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  • But a closer look reveals nanotubes come in many forms, or chiralities, depending on how they're rolled.

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  • Tsukuba Magnet Laboratory at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan, where the world's second-largest electromagnet was used to tease a refined ensemble of 10 chiralities of SWNTs, some metallic and some semiconducting, into giving up their secrets.

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  • "This work clearly shows that metallic tubes and semiconducting tubes are different, but now that we have metallic-enriched samples, we can compare different chiralities within the metallic family," he said.

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  • Of course you would have a very hard time finding a viable organism with both chiralities since the molecules it had to produce couldn't match up.

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  • We've know that all amino acids, the essential components for any terrestrial organism, have left-handed chiralities.

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