Topological states in engineered atomic lattices

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Topological states in engineered atomic lattices. / Drost, Robert; Ojanen, Teemu; Harju, Ari; Liljeroth, Peter.

julkaisussa: Nature Physics, Vuosikerta 13, 07.2017, s. 668–671.

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Drost, Robert ; Ojanen, Teemu ; Harju, Ari ; Liljeroth, Peter. / Topological states in engineered atomic lattices. Julkaisussa: Nature Physics. 2017 ; Vuosikerta 13. Sivut 668–671.

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