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How Can You See an Atom? – ACS Reactions Video

Here at Sustainable Nano, we’ve published several posts talking about the instrumentation used by researchers in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology to visualize nanoparticles and cell membranes, such as atomic force microscopy and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy.

For this week’s post, we’re sharing a video produced by the American Chemical Society‘s Reactions series, called “How Can You See an Atom?” The video includes really nice explanations of tools such as x-ray crystallography and tunneling electron microscopy that allow scientists to “see” at even smaller than nano-scale. (Check out the 0.5 nm scale bar in the image at 5:05 in the video!)