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merlinaeus's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by merlinaeus

Anybody care to elaborate on what the photograph shows?

"...an individual phosphorus atom patterned between atomic-scale electrodes and electrostatic control gates ... "

which bit is which? Where is this phosphorus atom? What does 'patterned' mean?

Sorry if that's a really dumb question.

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 07:53:38 UTC | #920268