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Physicists Pin Down Spin of Surface Atoms
September 12, 2007
University of California, Berkeley physicists have successfully measured the atomic spin of an isolated atom, one of the necessary steps on the road to quantum computers and spintronics devices. Using a scanning tunneling microscope with a spin-polarized tip, Michael Crommie and colleagues mapped the surface topography and the surface energy levels to determine the spin of adatoms--the first time this has been measured directly.
University of California, Berkeley
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