Using a laser, energy was transferred to one of these atoms
, turning it into a Rydberg atom
with a huge atomic radius.
One famous scientist, Niels Bohr, said the atom
looked like a miniature solar system.
When scientists want to study atoms
one at a time, however, they can use special, highly sensitive microscopes to see them.
In a neutral atom
, the number of protons and the number of electrons (negatively charged particles) are equal.
Minor increases in the current flowing through the probe tip to the cobalt atom
allowed Stroscio and Celotta to heat up and vibrate the lattice sites.
Such deterministic control of single atoms
has a wide range of potential applications, including quantum information processing, atom
nano-technology, and fundamental studies of atom
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In both of those forms, each carbon atom
was connected to four others, and each of those to four more, and so on, in large spread-out networks.
In that case, since the oxygen in water has eight times the mass of the hydrogen, the oxygen atom
must be eight times as massive as the two hydrogen atoms
put together, or sixteen times as massive as a single hydrogen atom
Thus, the interstices, or spaces, within the iron atom
for instance, are available to accommodate other atoms
, such as the smaller, lighter carbon atoms
If one adds energy to an atom
-- one says that the atom
is excited -- it normally takes some time before the atom
loses energy and returns to its original state.
In the language of quantum physics, the brilliant pulse and the atom
cloud became "entangled.
, and retardation of the excited resonance dipole interaction.
Keep shrinking the size of a micromachine, and you finally reach the very molecules and atoms
, or basic chemical elements, a machine is made of.
Now, after years of effort, a research team will announce today that it has created the first atom
laser - a device that shoots out a tight beam of atoms
instead of photons, making possible even more precise operations.