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2010-10-13 08:57:40

Researchers observe the motion of an atom's valence or outermost electrons in real-time by investigating the ejection of an electron from an atom by an intense laser pulse.

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2010-08-05 09:24:34

An international team of scientists has used ultrashort flashes of laser light to directly observe the movement of an atom’s outer electrons for the first time.

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2009-06-15 14:45:00

A team of Virginia Commonwealth University scientists has discovered a ‘magnetic superatom’ – a stable cluster of atoms that can mimic different elements of the periodic table – that one day may be used to create molecular electronic devices for the next generation.


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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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