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Measuring the force it takes to move a cobalt atom on a crystalline surface

  • Measuring the force it takes to move a cobalt atom on a crystalline surface

    Measuring the force it takes to move a cobalt atom on a crystalline surface

    Date added: 21 Feb 2008

    Illustration of an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) tip measuring the force it takes to move a cobalt atom on a crystalline surface. The ability to measure the exact force it takes to move individual atoms is one of the keys to designing and constructing the small structures that will enable future nanotechnologies.