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.
The Kitty Hawk of nanotechnology.
Run time 1.16 mins