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SCANNING TUNNELLING MICROSCOPY

Steering a single nuclear spin

Applying a radiofrequency voltage to the junction of a scanning tunnelling microscope allows the nuclear spins of single copper atoms to be detected and different copper isotopes to be distinguished.

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Fig. 1: Controlling the spin dynamics of a single nuclear spin.

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Limot, L. Steering a single nuclear spin. Nature Nanotech 13, 1093–1094 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-018-0305-x

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