Description:  This graphic depicts a method of changing the charge of a single gold atom. The inverted pyramid represents the tip of a microscope probe. The gold spheres represent gold atoms, the green spheres chlorine ions, the blues spheres sodium ions, and the red spheres copper atoms.
Source:  IBM Research
Story:  Single gold atoms altered
TRN August 11/18, 2004
TRN Categories:  Physics; Quantum Computing and Communications; Data Storage Technology
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