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Question about IBM atom video

  1. Jun 15, 2014 #1

    I have a number of questions about the above video:
    1. What are they using to move the atoms?
    2. What are the wave-like lines around the shape/atoms?
    3. Why cant we see the atoms of the material that the video was filmed on (i.e. the background)?
    Side question - What do atoms have to do with data storage and how can this be utilized?
     
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  3. Jun 15, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Have you tried exploring the other videos in the series?

    IBM explains the movie:


    IBM explains the ripples around the atoms
     
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