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January 31st, 2007

Physicists manipulate temperature of Kondo effect

In a recent issue of the journal Physical Review Letters, the scientists reported that they were able to manipulate and tune the Kondo effect by removing one molecule at a time from a small molecular assembly.

The most important and useful property of molecules in nanotechnology is their ability to self-assemble and form molecular layers, said lead author Saw-Wai Hla, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at Ohio University. Many molecules, each having specific properties useful for nanodevices, can spontaneously assemble on substrates.


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