Sep
06
2009

Actual molecules "photographed"

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Single molecule, one million times smaller than a grain of sand, pictured for first time

Read more about this at MailOnline or read the IBM Zurich press release.

We demonstrate imaging of molecules with unprecedented atomic resolution by probing the short-range chemical forces with use of noncontact atomic force microscopy. The key step is functionalizing the microscope’s tip apex with suitable, atomically well-defined terminations, such as CO molecules. Science Magazine

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