The world’s smallest movie: A Boy and his Atom

Date:12 December 2013 Tags:, , , ,

Earlier this year, nanophysicists from IBM Research made a movie, which has been verified by Guinness World Records as The World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film. Check it out…

The ability to move single atoms, one of the smallest particles of any element in the Universe, is crucial to IBM’s research in the field of atomic-scale memory. Using this ability, IBM researchers used a scanning tunnelling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules (two atoms stacked on top of each other), all in pursuit of making a movie so small it can be seen only when you magnify it 100 million times.

Related video: The making of the world’s smallest movie


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