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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.

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2009-12-02 11:22:22

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Naval Research Laboratory have developed a new way to introduce magnetic impurities in a semiconductor crystal by prodding it with a scanning tunneling microscope (STM).

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.

2009-08-31 13:25:38

IBM scientists in Switzerland say they've become the first researchers to obtain a high resolution image of the chemical structure of an individual molecule. The scientists said they achieved the unprecedented resolution using non-contact atomic force microscopy, marking a milestone in surface microscopy and advancing exploration of electronic building blocks on the ultimate atomic and molecular scale. Although progress has been made in the characterization of nanostructures on the atomic...

2009-08-27 23:16:00

ZURICH, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists have been able to image the "anatomy" -- or chemical structure -- inside a molecule with unprecedented resolution, using a complex technique known as noncontact atomic force microscopy.

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.

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2009-01-31 11:40:00

Stanford researchers have reclaimed bragging rights for creating the world's smallest writing, a distinction the university first gained in 1985 and lost in 1990.

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2005-08-26 19:30:00

A genius well ahead of his time, Leonardo Da Vinci continues to inspire even 500 years after his remarkable life. His works are central to the best selling mystery novel The Da Vinci Code and its upcoming film adaptation, and his theories on friction are helping a group of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory unlock the mystery of friction at the molecular level.

2005-08-26 18:59:28

The Da Vinci Code, the best selling novel and soon-to-be-blockbuster film, may also be linked some day to the solving of a scientific mystery as old as Leonardo Da Vinci himself — friction. A collaboration of scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University have used Da Vinci's principles of friction and the geometric oddities known as quasicrystals to open a new pathway towards a better understanding of friction at...

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2005-06-30 13:51:37

Zone Plate Lenses Capable of Better than 15-Nanometer Resolution.


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