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Ocean Carbon Imaged on the Atomic Scale

Dissolved Ocean Carbon (DOC) in the ocean is one of the largest pools of reduced carbon on Earth. It’s about 200 times larger than the living biosphere and comparable in size to the atmospheric CO2 reservoir.  Due to its complexity, less than 10 percent of dissolved organic carbon has been characterized.  It’s important to understand […]

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IBM Scientists Measure the Energy Levels of Single Molecules on Insulators

Our understanding of single-molecule electronics has become clearer and the answer involved using a common household item – salt. Building off of a previous paper in 2009, where IBM scientists and collaborators demonstrated the ability to measure the charge state of individual atoms using noncontact atomic force microscopy (AFM), they have now taken it a […]

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Two Days, Two Different Honors for IBM’s Zurich Lab

This past week IBM’s Zurich Lab participated in two very special events. As a follow up to the formal events surrounding the Kavli Prize, the Kavli Foundation and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters have started a series of symposia featuring their Laureates to not only recognize their accomplishments in a more public setting, but […]

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IBM & Warwick Image Highly Reactive Triangular Molecule for the First Time

Triangulene gets its first close up thanks to scientists from IBM and the University of Warwick (7 April, UPDATE: the paper is featured on the cover of the April issue of Nature Nanotechnology). Published today in Nature Nanotechnology, IBM scientists are truly making the invisible visible A few weeks ago IBM released its annual five predictions […]

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AFM pioneers recognized with Kavli Prize

30 years and 9,000 citations later the inventors of the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) were recognized today with the with the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience. The Prize is shared between Gerd Binnig, Christoph Gerber and Calvin Quate. Binnig and Gerber were previously with IBM Research – Zurich and they collaborated with Quate from Stanford University, while […]

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