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In Tune With the Heart of a Copper Atom

Our team at IBM Research developed a new technique to control the magnetism of a single copper atom, a technology that could one day allow individual atomic nuclei to store and process information. In a paper published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, our team demonstrated that we can control the magnetism of a single […]

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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 […]

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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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IBM Scientists Measure Heat-Transfer through Single Atoms

Published today, using a technique which looks like trampoline, IBM scientists have measured the thermal conductance of metallic quantum point contacts made of gold down to the single-atom level at room temperature for the first time. As everything scales to the nanoscale, heat – more precisely, the loss of it – becomes an issue in […]

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Imaging atoms on 2D atomic crystals in liquids

More than 35 years after IBM Nobel laureates Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer invented the scanning tunneling microscope (STM), IBM scientists in Zurich have achieved another breakthrough in the field of atom-by-atom imaging and metrology. But this time it’s in liquids. In collaboration with scientists from the University of Limerick, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, […]

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