A blog about condensed matter and nanoscale physics. Why should high energy and astro folks have all the fun?
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Fun with single atoms
IBM Almaden research has produced "A Boy and His Atom", a stop-motion movie where the frames are scanning tunneling microscope images of carbon monoxide molecules on the Cu(111) surface. Here is the "Making of..." movie as well. Fun stuff. I was particularly amused by Andreas Heinrich's comment that "if I can get a thousand kids to join science rather than go into law school, I'd be super happy." Amen :-)