nanoscience

Detecting the Magnetism of a Single Atom’s Nucleus

Our team at IBM Research − Almaden in Silicon Valley has detected the magnetism of a single atom’s nucleus, a feat that opens the door to using the nucleus as a way to sense and control magnetism at the atomic scale. This breakthrough, recently published in the journal Science, was achieved by measuring the magnetic […]

Continue reading

Using Angles to Improve the Future of Electronics

Nanotechnology is a term which applied to a variety of fields from clothing and automotive paints to sporting equipment and electronics. In the end it’s all referring to a size, the nanometer (nm), and humankind’s ability to understand, control and manipulate the unique phenomena which occur at this dimension. For perspective, a sheet of paper […]

Continue reading

How They Did It: Meet the IBM Nanoscientists who Stored Data on a Single Atom

Imagine storing the entire iTunes library of 35 million songs on a device the size of a credit card. Though it’s not yet possible, it may be someday – thanks to a recent study by nanoscientists at IBM Research – Almaden in San Jose, Calif. that was published in Nature. In the paper, the nanoscientists […]

Continue reading

IBM Scientists Invent a Thermometer for the Nanoscale

The IBM lab responsible for inventing the scanning tunneling microscope and the atomic force microscope has invented another critical tool for helping us understand the nanoscale. Accurately measuring the temperature of objects at the nanoscale has been challenging scientists for decades. Current techniques are not accurate and they typically generate artifacts, limiting their reliability. Motivated […]

Continue reading