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Single-Electron Spin Measurement Heralds Deeper Look at Atoms

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Science  16 Jul 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5682, pp. 322-323
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5682.322a

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Physicists have pulled off a technical tour de force: detecting the spin of a single electron inside a glassy chip of silica.