Quantum Corrals

credit Esmeralda Yitamben, Argonne National Laboratory
Hexagonal alanine molecules trap electron gas. 

By integrating alanine, an amino acid, onto a copper surface, scientists have found that the alanine effectively traps the copper’s electron gas. Using these self-assembled nanostructures may prove useful in the field of nanotechnology. 

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