There Is Plenty of Room Between Two Atom Contacts

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Science  28 Jun 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5270, pp. 1901-1902
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5270.1901


The ability to manipulate matter atom by atom offers possibilities for new electronic devices and for studying new physical phenomena. In their Perspective, Muller and Reed discuss recent experiments in which current flows between contacts made from individual atoms. Such structures may be applicable in new sensor technologies.