Atom-surface physics: A review

  title={Atom-surface physics: A review},
  author={A Laliotis and Bing-Sui Lu and Martial Ducloy and David Wilkowski},
  journal={AVS Quantum Science},
An atom in front of a surface is one of the simplest and fundamental problem in physics. Yet, it allows testing quantum electrodynamics, while providing potential platforms and interfaces for quantum technologies. Despite, its simplicity, combined with strong scientific and technological interests, atom-surface physics, at its fundamental level, remains largely unexplored mainly because of challenges associated with precise control of the atom-surface distance. Nevertheless, substantial… 
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