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Worlds smallest Christmas Tree has 42 atoms

The guys at Sixty Symbols explain how you can create the smallest Christmass Tree with only 42 atoms. Professor Moriarty uses a scanning electron microscope to rip atoms off of a crystaline structure and thus build the smallest Christmas Tree ever. Some guys know how to get fun and science together in one place, for […]

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Nanoscale: how salt cubes look fancy in a scanning electron microscope

Some things, like atoms and molecules are way too tiny to look at them using regular optical microscopes. This is where the scanning electron microscope comes into place. It sees the charges of the atoms and then is able to create a map of those charges. The map that results is a representation of those […]

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