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Amazing image of single molecule from IBM Zurich

Jason Palmer of BBC News brings us an AFM image from IBM Zurich which is simply wonderful:

AFM image of pentacene from IBM Zurich

AFM image of pentacene from IBM Zurich

Their measurement of a pentacene molecule using this carbon monoxide tip shows the bonds between the carbon atoms in five linked rings, and even suggests the bonds to the hydrogen atoms at the molecule’s periphery.

Breathtaking work by Leo Gross and team!  And sure to be of use on the pathways to molecular nanotechnology.  —Chris Peterson

5 Responses to “Amazing image of single molecule from IBM Zurich”

  1. marktron Says:

    Wow. It´s amazing, the bonds between the carbon atoms in the rings.

  2. Krishna Jain Says:

    How wonderful. Congratulations IBM Zurich

  3. Paula Ortega Says:

    Exciting, vey exciting.

  4. Dale B. Ritter, B.A. Says:

    The pentacene image by IBM is a step forward, and Foresight keeps the topic modern with state-of-the-art naoscale imaging. Now the analysis of molecular and material quantum mechanics is closer, since the nanoscience variables have some feedback to compare models with.
    The relevance of AFM imaging is in the analysis of the molecular characteristics of electron reactions, and force or energy fields, through design of atomic topological functions.
    That nanoquantum mathematical physics model may be developed to image picoyoctometric scales, by RQT video imaging. This approach builds the wavefunction for an atom labeled psi (Z) by combination of the relativistic Lorenz-Einstein transform functions for time, mass, and energy with the workon quantized electromagnetic wave equations for frequency and wavelength.
    The nucleus radiates forcons with valid joule values by {e=m(c^2)} transform of nucleoplastic surface mass to force fields at a series of rates. The progression of differential orders is given quantum symmetry numbers along it’s series to lend 3D topology to the solutions. Psi pulsates at the frequency {Nhu=e/h} by cycles of nuclear emission and absorption of force, within spacetime boundaries of {gravity-time}, forming the GT integral atomic function.
    When the psi’s internal momentum function is rearranged to the photon gain rule and integrated for GT limits of nuclear radiation a series of 26 topological waveparticle functions is next found. Each is the 3D particle function of a type of energy intermedon of the 5/2 kT J internal heat capacity energy cloud, accounting for all of them. Those values intersect the energy sizes of the fundamental physical constants: h, h-bar, delta, nuclear magneton, beta magneton, k (series). Each is displayed as a topological image. The result is the exact picoyoctometric 3D interactive atomic video model image.
    The model displays Stefan-Boltzmann thermal photon output events clearly, and images of the h-bar magnetic energy waveparticle of ~175 picoyoctometers are available at http://www.symmecon.com with the complete RQT manual The Crystalon Door. TCD conforms to the unopposed motion of disclosure in U.S. District (NM) Court of 04/02/01 titled The Solution to the Equation of Schrodinger, U.S. copyright TXu1-266-788.

  5. George Cowburn Says:

    Wow… if Bohr could have seen this..

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