Updated Aug. 30, 2009 at 3:16 p.m.

Premium Lock ‘Anatomy’ of a molecule - IBM scientists produce first image

Published: 2009-08-30 15:16:00
Updated: 2009-08-30 15:16:38

A 3-D image of a pentacene molecule The “anatomy” of a pentacene molecule in a 3D rendering from IBM. From IBM: “By using an atomically sharp metal tip terminated with a carbon monoxide molecule, IBM scientists were able to measure in the short-range regime of forces which allowed them to obtain an image of the inner structure of the molecule. The colored surface represents experimental data.” (IBM image) Image 1 of 5 · Next Image…

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