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Up close and personal to atoms

The latest microscopes provide a new level of sophistication not only in imaging but also for interacting with matter at the atomic scale.

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Figure 1: The dimension beyond the images.
Figure 2: In carbon nanotubes, STM images both the atomic corrugation (topography, top) and the quantized electronic standing waves (spectroscopy, bottom).
Figure 3: Biological forces.
Figure 4: Thousands of tiny tools.

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