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Superatoms With Magnetic Shells

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A proposed assembly of FeMg8 magnetic superatoms where the directions of magnetic moment is indicated by arrows.

A team of Virginia Commonwealth University scientists has discovered a new class of ‘superatoms’ — a stable cluster of atoms that can mimic different elements of the periodic table — with unusual magnetic characteristics…..
Read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110608153544.htm

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June 10, 2011 at 9:33 am

Posted in ATOMIC PHYSICS, Chemistry

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