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Atoms star in world’s smallest movie from IBM

Researchers at IBM have created the world’s smallest movie by manipulating single atoms on a copper surface.

The stop-motion animation uses dozens of carbon monoxide molecules, moved with the tiny tip of what is called a scanning tunnelling microscope (STM).

It would take about 1,000 of the frames of the film laid side by side to span a single human hair.

The extraordinary feat of atomic precision has been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.

It is a showpiece for IBM’s efforts to design next-generation data storage solutions based on single atoms.

IBM’s scientists have been behind a number of technologies that can peer into atomic and molecular systems – their recent efforts using a related machine called an atomic force microscope have yielded pictures of single molecules and even images that detail the atomic bonds within molecules.

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