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Stretching Single Molecules Allows Precision Studies of Interacting Electrons
June 10, 2010
With controlled stretching of molecules, Cornell researchers have demonstrated that single-molecule devices can serve as powerful new tools for fundamental science experiments. Their work has resulted in detailed tests of long-existing theories on how electrons interact at the nanoscale.
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