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Nature Physics 4, 443 - 444 (2008)
doi:10.1038/nphys991

Subject Categories: Quantum physics | Atomic and molecular physics | Electronics, photonics and device physics | Nanotechnology

Surface physics: Electron wrangling in quantum corrals

Eric J. Heller1

  1. Eric J. Heller is in the Department of Physics and Department of Chemistry, Harvard University, 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA.
    e-mail: heller@physics.harvard.edu


Unprecedented control over the superposition of electronic states in a 'quantum corral', exerted by changing the position of a single atom within it, provides a powerful tool for studying the quantum behaviour of matter.

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