PerspectiveApplied Physics

Assembly and Probing of Spin Chains of Finite Size

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Science  19 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5776, pp. 1005-1006
DOI: 10.1126/science.1127387

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Understanding magnetic ordering at the atomic scale is essential for spintronic technology. A linear chain of manganese atoms has been created for studying one-dimensional systems.