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"IBM" atoms

IBM scientists discovered how to move and position individual atoms on a metal surface using a scanning tunneling microscope...

IBM scientists discovered how to move and position individual atoms on a metal surface using a scanning tunneling microscope...
IBM scientists discovered how to move and position individual atoms on a metal surface using a scanning tunneling microscope. The technique was demonstrated in April 1990 at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, Calif., where scientists created the world's first structure: the letters "I-B-M" -- assembled one atom at a time. (VV1003)

The scanning tunneling microscope itself is illustrated elsewhere in Vintage Views.