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Real photo of an atom or maybe quark?

  1. Jan 23, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I'm making a sort of physics presentation because I'm graduating high-school soon and my physics so far sucks and the low grades won't let me go in university... anyway I need to make it look more scientific, not like an illustrated book for kids. That's why I need some REAL photos of atoms, molecules (quarks would be awesome). But please, only real photos, not drawing, 3d animation etc etc.

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    I've been Google-ing for a freaking day and I couldn't find anything. You are my last hope :)

    P.S. I'm not really sure that such photos exist, but I had to ask
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2007
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  3. Jan 23, 2007 #2


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    Well you've been googling all day for nothing. there are no photographs of atoms. There are 3D representations of atoms from scanning tunneling electron microscopes and the likes.
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