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Contact: Olivia Poisson
University of Basel

Atomic Swiss Cross

Caption: 20 bromine atoms positioned on a sodium chloride surface using the tip of an atomic force microscope at room temperature, creating a Swiss cross with the size of 5.6nm. The structure is stable at room temperature and was achieved by exchanging chlorine with bromine atoms.

Credit: Department of Physics, University of Basel

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