We can see the positions of atoms and observe and measure them with a precision of around 50 picometers
The expanded uncertainty (coverage factor k = 2) of measurement of the 304 picometer
(pm) step height is 8 pm (24, 25).
Novel features of the microscope include a solid molybdenum body design (made possible by the high-speed machining capabilities at NIST), an integral three-axes positioning system of the sample and tip with picometer
precision, optical access to the sample/tip junction, and non-magnetic construction.
The award certificates, signed by NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, cite "outstanding accomplishment in the development of a new class of picometer
laser metrology beam launcher, which will help enable the Space Interferometry Mission.
Luna Technologies, a division of Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA), announces the PHOENIX[TM] 1200 tunable swept laser module with picometer
accuracy and the industry's first integrated wavemeter.
The OTS9600 Series enables companies to make great advances in optical research, development and manufacturing through industry-leading resolution, picometer
level accuracy, and high dynamic range.
The SPPE can be adapted to cover a wide range of precision needs ranging from 5 nanometers to less than 10 picometer
resolution at attractive price/performance ratios, making the NanoWave SPPE a viable substitute for current position measurement technologies in existing applications.
They enable fast, high-resolution, low-noise measurements with 100 nm/s mode-hop-free tuning, 30 picometer
open-loop accuracy, and rugged 24/7 reliability.