Atomic spins

Monitoring magnets

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A scanning tunnelling microscope can be used to observe and control the magnetic properties of single atoms on a surface

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    Hirjibehedin, C. F. et al. Large magnetic anisotropy of a single atomic spin embedded in a surface molecular network. Science 317, 1199–1203 (2007).

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Sandhu, A. Monitoring magnets. Nature Nanotech (2007) doi:10.1038/nnano.2007.333

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