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On Friday, IBM Research will publish a paper in Science laying out its recent breakthrough
allowing its scientists to measure rapid changes in behavior of individual atoms.
(Credit: IBM Research) SAN JOSE, Calif.--Scientists at IBM Research say they have figured
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how to record rapid changes at the level of individual atoms.
Until now, it has usually taken hours to get a picture of what is happening to a single
atom. But according to IBM Research, scientists at Big Blue's $6 billion R&D unit have
figured out how to use a scanning tunneling microscope to record and study very fast
changes at the atomic level. It is thought that the scientists will now be able to record
atoms' behavior at speeds of up to 1,000,000 times faster than was previously thought
And while it's not known what the practical implications of the innovation could be, it's
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understanding how long an individual atom can hold on to information could one day take
Moore's Law to its extreme and extend data storage much closer to the particle level. It is
also thought that the advance could help in the creation of much more efficient
photovoltaic cells, and with quantum computing.
The scientists will publish their findings (see video below) Friday in the journal Science.
According to Sebastian Loth, the post-doctoral researcher at IBM's Almaden Research Center
here who was the lead writer on the paper, the team's breakthrough is tantamount to
advancing the state of imaging of atoms from the status quo being a still camera--where
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physics was already over by the time any image was captured--to a new era of movie camera-
like capabilities where the imagery is captured in near-real time.