Mimicking Jupiter's Trojan Asteroids Inside A Single Atom

Rice University physicists have built an accurate model of part of the solar system inside a single atom. Rice's team, along with collaborators from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Vienna University of Technology, have shown that they can make an electron orbit the atomic nucleus in the same way that Jupiter's Trojan asteroids orbit the sun. The findings uphold a 1920 prediction by physicist Niels Bohr.