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Scanning Tunnel microscopy is based on the so-called tunneling current, which starts to flow when a sharp tip approaches a conducting surface at a distance of approximately one nanometer.
Originally posted by TrueBrit
The truely amazing thing about this, in my opinion, is not that it was possible for A Boy And His Atom to be made, but that the technology required to do this has reached a stage where any company or organisation could afford to make an animation using that technology, for what amounts to no reason, other than to advertise the technique and the company behind the animation.
I think what I'm trying to ask is about the double-slit experiment thing. Which still to this day my head is never happy at how it's explained.
So, are these ripples we see around the carbon monoxide atom (molecule should I say?), are these patterns related to the node patterns we see during a double slit experiment?
So, should those waves even be visible?
Originally posted by Qumulys
I re-read for a third time, I think something clicked. So, it's not actually visible! As in, we are looking at a measurement of electric fields and not a 'photo' as it were!?
Please tell me I'm on the right track!
Something always seems to be missing, the "Why is it so?" bit with a graspable answer that we can relate to in our macro world.
Originally posted by Theflyingweldsman
Thanks for the flag reference, bad timing or title, maybe.
I should have put "Atomic Nano Child Manipulates Carbon Atoms - Caught on Video!"