“A boy and his Atom” the world’s smallest movie and was made by moving
actual atoms, frame by frame. Its creators used a 2-ton scanning-tunnelling
microscope that operates at minus 258 degrees Celsius to shoot the entire film.



Published on Apr 30, 2013

You're about to see the movie that holds the Guinness World Records™
record for the World's Smallest Stop-Motion Film (see how it was made
at http://youtu.be/xA4QWwaweWA ). The ability to move single atoms
— the smallest particles of any element in the universe — is crucial to
IBM's research in the field of atomic memory. But even nanophysicists
need to have a little fun. In that spirit, IBM researchers used a scanning
tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules
(two atoms stacked on top of each other), all in pursuit of making a
movie so small it can be seen only when you magnify it 100 million times.
A movie made with atoms. Learn more about atomic memory, data storage
and big data at http://www.ibm.com/madewithatoms
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