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2011-05-17 06:06:00

ZURICH, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and ETH Zurich, a premiere European science and engineering university, hosted more than 600 guests from industry, academia and government, to open the Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center located on the campus of IBM Research - Zurich. The facility is the centerpiece of a 10-year strategic partnership in nanoscience between IBM and ETH Zurich where scientists will research novel nanoscale structures and devices to advance energy...

2010-09-24 13:40:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today IBM (NYSE: IBM) researchers published a breakthrough technique in the peer-reviewed journal Science that measures how long a single atom can hold information, and giving scientists the ability to record, study and "visualize" extremely fast phenomena inside these atoms. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100924/NY71126-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100924/NY71126-a ) (Photo:...

2010-08-02 07:05:00

ABERDEEN, Scotland and ZURICH, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a pioneering research project, for the first time, scientists at IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the University of Aberdeen have collaborated to "see" the structure of a marine compound from the deepest place on the Earth using an atomic force microscope (AFM). The results of the project open up new possibilities in biological research which could lead to the faster development of new medicines in the future. (Logo:...

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2010-04-26 15:14:27

Discovery supports development of nanoscale magnetic storage devices Though scientists argue that the emerging technology of spintronics may trump conventional electronics for building the next generation of faster, smaller, more efficient computers and high-tech devices, no one has actually seen the spin"”a quantum mechanical property of electrons"”in individual atoms until now. In a study published as an Advance Online Publication in the journal Nature Nanotechnology on Sunday,...

2010-04-23 12:04:00

ZURICH and SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists have created a 3D map of the earth so small that 1,000 of them could fit on one grain of salt.* The scientists accomplished this through a new, breakthrough technique that uses a tiny, silicon tip with a sharp apex -- 100,000 times smaller than a sharpened pencil -- to create patterns and structures as small as 15 nanometers at greatly reduced cost and complexity. This patterning technique opens new...

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2010-04-01 09:23:48

In nanoscience, researchers are truly limited by the technology of their field, needing increasingly more advanced tools for studying, analyzing and manipulating objects and systems at the scale of individual molecules and atoms. Directors of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, Paul McEuen and  David A. Muller, talk about their mission to push the technology of observation, measurement and control to ever-smaller dimensions. To expand the boundaries of nanoscience, the...

2009-09-28 11:45:00

Monday marked the 20th anniversary of IBM's Don Eigler becoming the first person in history to move and control individual atoms. It was on Sept. 28, 1989, that Eigler and his team used a custom-built microscope to spell out the letters IBM with 35 xenon atoms. This unprecedented ability to manipulate individual atoms signaled a quantum leap forward in nanoscience experimentation and heralded in the age of nanotechnology, IBM said. Don Eigler's accomplishment remains, to this day, one of the...

2009-09-28 04:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On this day in 1989, IBM Fellow Don Eigler became the first person in history to move and control an individual atom. Shortly thereafter, on November 11 of that year, Eigler and his team used a custom-built microscope to spell out the letters IBM (NYSE: IBM) with 35 xenon atoms. This unprecedented ability to manipulate individual atoms signaled a quantum leap forward in nanoscience experimentation and heralded in the age of...

2009-06-12 13:22:00

Nanoscience milestone opens up new possibilities in molecular electronics ZURICH, June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists in collaboration with the University of Regensburg, Germany, and Utrecht University, Netherlands, for the first time demonstrated the ability to measure the charge state of individual atoms using noncontact atomic force microscopy. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...


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