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The Kitty Hawk of Nanotechnology

IBM Fellow Don Eigler gives a tour of the Scanning Tunneling Microscope lab, often called the "Kitty Hawk of nanotechnology." It was in this lab where, in 1989, Eigler was the first person ever to position individual atoms, spelling out IBM in xenon atoms. Since then, Eigler and his colleagues have continued to make breakthroughs at the nanoscale, most recently with the newfound ability to measure atomic anisotropy, a fundamental feature in determining an atom's suitability to store data.

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