Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Atoms, They DO Exist!

Seeing something directly with our eyes is not required for scientific evidence to support a theory (empirical evidence can come in many forms) but looking at images that are built up from electron scanning can often give us an even better view.

To that end, researchers in Japan led by Yuichi Ikuhara have imaged some Hydrogen atoms for our viewing pleasure using a scanning transmission electron microscope technique:

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