Contact: Chad Boutin
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Caption: At the top of this image, sodium fills in layers of the crystal, represented by one bright yellow dot followed by three darker ones; at bottom, the layers' magnetic ordering is shown as green and purple dots representing magnesium at two different charge states, with the green-in-purple dots representing a mixture of the two charge states. Artwork generated from a scanning tunneling microscope image.
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