Discussion in 'Articles of Interest' started by RowdyRay, Feb 13, 2018.
A scientist captured an impossible photo of a single atom
That is extremely cool, and I agree that it is a very useful way to visualize this scale. It's a shame that it doesn't contain anything relatable for context.
not enough DOF
Pfffft. I can do the same thing. But with just my cell phone.
And with 147ee527 atoms!
it had been done in the 50's with an electron microscope, but nice pix..
The single atom itself is way, way, way smaller than the glow of light in the image.
I wonder how long the "long exposure" was.
Ehhh... if he captured it, it's not impossible. If it's impossible, he didn't capture it.
Reckon a Sony sensors camera would have given it more dynamic range
You running a wide angle attachment on your cell phone?
So an atom has wires, screws, nuts and a tube ...?
I believe the title of the image is "Single atom in ion trap"
Very cool anyway.
Looking at this, it's not making sense. An atom is between 1/10 and 1/2 a nanometer in diameter (approximately). Based on the text of the article, the distance between the electrode and the "atom" is ~1mm, which by my estimation makes the atom about 1/50 - 1/100 of a mm in diameter. So... how does 0.01 - 0.000000001??????
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