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Quantum physics

Single electrons pop out of the Fermi sea

The ability to control individual electrons in an electronic conductor would pave the way for novel quantum technologies. Single electrons emerging from a sea of their fellows in a nanoscale electrode can now be generated. See Letter p.659

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Figure 1: Spotting solitons and levitons.


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