Scientists Just Found a Way to Control a Single Molecule For a Millionth of a Billionth of a Second

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on ScienceAlert September 10, 2018 at 09:24PM.)

We could be able to control matter at a whole new level of precision after scientists discovered a way of manipulating individual molecules for a millionth of a billionth of a second – an unprecedented level of fine-tuning way beyond what we’ve seen before.

It was made possible with a scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) and a set of results from a standard experiment that didn’t make sense: an increase in electric current wasn’t leading to a faster reaction, as you would normally expect in this kind of lab test.

Digging deeper, researchers from the University of Bath in the UK found they had stumbled across a way to control these single-molecule experiments by moving the tip of the STM closer to the molecule being studied – and that could open up a whole new field of possibilities for nanoscale experiments and discoveries.


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This article and its images were originally posted on [ScienceAlert] September 10, 2018 at 09:24PM. All credit to both the author DAVID NIELD and ScienceAlert | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.


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