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Probability

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  • Here, we have experimentally measured the wavefunction of a single buried arsenic atom peeking through a silicon surface. Its complex form perfectly captures one of the most fundamental properties of quantum mechanics: the location of an electron is based on probability and is never fixed. While we tend to think of electrons as being perfect little spheres existing in a single position, they really can be found everywhere around the atom. Bright spots in the wavefunction show areas with a higher probability of finding one. Arsenic atoms in silicon are used as the building blocks of quantum computers, so understanding its elusive electrons helps with more advanced designs. // Program of study: PhD // Faculty/Department: Physics // Place of creation: CCIS L2-339 // Award: Honourable Mention, Images of Research Competition 2019

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    2019-01-01
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    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-zqzk-3m58
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    Attribution 4.0 International