Friday, August 11, 2006

What do atoms look like?

....they look like THIS - Physics News Graphics have published a field-ion microscope image of the sharpest man-made object ever produced - a needle with a tip that's just a single tungsten atom. The thing I love about this image is the way some of the atoms look like blobs of mercury - because they moved during the 1-second-long imaging process.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

amazing! don't understand what exactly the whole thing is, though