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Physicists Get Ultra-sharp Glimpse of Electrons


July 20, 2007

Ray Ashoori and Oliver Dial
 MIT physicists have developed a spectroscopy technique that allows researchers to inspect the world of electrons confined to a two-dimensional plane more clearly than ever before. Two-dimensional electron systems in which electrons are walled in from above and below but are free to move in a plane, as if they were placed on a sheet of paper, are rarely observed in the natural world.
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