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Michael F Crommie

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Citizenship  United States
Name  Michael Crommie
Fields  Condensed matter physics

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Institutions  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater  B.S. University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Known for  Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Notable awards  Newcomb Cleveland Prize (1993) APS Fellow (2007)
Education  University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Berkeley

Michael F. Crommie (born December 1961) is an American physicist, a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Biography

Crommie completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, earning a bachelor's degree in 1984. He completed his doctoral studies under Alex Zettl at UC Berkeley, receiving a Ph.D. in 1991, and was a postdoctoral fellow at IBM under Don Eigler. In 2007 he was elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society.

Research

Crommie's research group currently uses scanning tunneling microscopy and scanning tunneling spectroscopy. Crommie is known for demonstrating the quantum corral in 1993 with Lutz and Eigler by using an elliptical ring of cobalt atoms on a copper surface. The ferromagnetic cobalt atoms reflected the surface electrons of the copper inside the ring into a wave pattern, as predicted by the theory of quantum mechanics.

References

Michael F. Crommie Wikipedia


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