Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Inside of a hydrogen atom photographed

Posted on Thursday, 30 May, 2013 | Comment icon 26 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: Stodolna et al

 
For the first time scientists have been able to take a close-up picture of the inside of an atom.

The image represents a scale so small that even the individual electrons are visible whizzing around the atom. It was taken using a new 'quantum microscope' developed by Aneta Stodolna and her colleagues at the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics. To obtain the image, Stodolna zapped the atom with laser pulses, creating an interference pattern that could be magnified and captured on camera.

"This experiment - initially proposed more than 30 years ago - provides a unique look at one of the few atomic systems that has an analytical solution to the Schrödinger equation," researcher Christopher T. L. Smeenk wrote in a paper that accompanied the experiment.

"Scientists have captured the first ever photo of an electron’s whizzing orbit within a hydrogen atom, thanks to a unique new microscopy technique."

  View: Full article

 Source: Fox News


  Discuss: View comments (26)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #17 Posted by sepulchrave on 31 May, 2013, 5:03
Thank you, sepulchrave, you're the man (or woman.) I had to read them twice but I got it. I just have to say you did a great job of simplifying this for the masses. Thanks. No problem! I can never resist an opportunity to explain a difficult scientific concept in terms of a person running around butt naked. Pants are a conspiracy forced on us by a oppressive government! Wake up, people!
Comment icon #18 Posted by Irrelevant on 31 May, 2013, 7:57
Does your post come with subtitles? im just quoting this because that picture is a riot...Frank melton used it on me in one of my posts , its very funny! .
Comment icon #19 Posted by freetoroam on 31 May, 2013, 10:48
im just quoting this because that picture is a riot...Frank melton used it on me in one of my posts , its very funny! . haha, its one of my favorites. I reckon it should be included with the standard smilies, especially on this site.
Comment icon #20 Posted by shrooma on 31 May, 2013, 11:07
ryan reynolds- born to look 'huh?!' :-)
Comment icon #21 Posted by Irrelevant on 31 May, 2013, 11:52
An electron is one of the smallest particles in nature and they interact with individual photons of light. There's no way that enough photons could reflect back from a single electron to portray it image to any recording device.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Irrelevant on 31 May, 2013, 11:53
An electron is one of the smallest particles in nature and they interact with individual photons of light. There's no way that enough photons could reflect back from a single electron to portray it image to any recording device.
Comment icon #23 Posted by and then on 31 May, 2013, 13:08
An electron is one of the smallest particles in nature and they interact with individual photons of light. There's no way that enough photons could reflect back from a single electron to portray it image to any recording device. Not yet.....
Comment icon #24 Posted by Evening Star on 31 May, 2013, 13:18
Have they ever deduced just how fast those electrons are when they orbit the nucleous? is it Light Speed? Close to "light speed", I would imagine, but not quite as fast. Although electrons don't necessarily orbit.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Irrelevant on 2 June, 2013, 2:40
Not yet..... whilst i never say never ,on this one it could be almost certain...but not yet is cute. lol
Comment icon #26 Posted by Lex540 on 5 June, 2013, 10:28
hokay mahwina


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6086408
260537
172656

 
Chunk of North America is part of Australia
1-23-2018
Scientists have identified an area of Australia that broke away from North America 1.7 billion years ago.
Study shows cats can be right or left-pawed
1-22-2018
It's not only humans who favor one hand over the other - cats seem to share this preference as well.
Man dies after dog accidentally shoots him
1-22-2018
An experienced hunter from Russia has died in a freak accident involving one of his own hunting dogs.
Scientists make tractor beam breakthrough
1-22-2018
An acoustic tractor beam could make it possible to levitate large objects within the not-too-distant future.
Other news in this category
Chunk of North America is part of Australia
Posted 1-23-2018 | 2 comments
Scientists have identified an area of Australia that broke away from North America 1.7 billion years ago....
 
Scientists make tractor beam breakthrough
Posted 1-22-2018 | 4 comments
An acoustic tractor beam could make it possible to levitate large objects within the not-too-distant future....
 
Undersea 'Mordor' found off coast of Australia
Posted 1-20-2018 | 2 comments
The 'Tolkienesque' landscape is made up of 26 underwater volcanoes buried beneath seabed sediment....
 
Drone saves swimmers in world-first rescue
Posted 1-18-2018 | 4 comments
A new lifesaving drone has already proven its worth after rescuing two swimmers off the coast of Australia....
 
Extreme weather tops 2018's global threats list
Posted 1-17-2018 | 21 comments
1,000 risk management experts from around the world have outlined this year's top man-made threats....
 
Titanic to be turned in to a tourist attraction
Posted 1-14-2018 | 19 comments
Entrepreneur Stockton Rush is aiming to offer tourists the opportunity to visit the wreckage in person....
 
Dogs could 'talk' using AI within 10 years
Posted 1-13-2018 | 26 comments
A university professor in Arizona is working on a system that can translate animal noises in to English....
 
True self-driving cars to arrive in 2019
Posted 1-12-2018 | 59 comments
General Motors is aiming to produce a completely autonomous vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals....
 
Hole in ozone layer is healing, study shows
Posted 1-9-2018 | 8 comments
There has been a distinct reduction in the level of ozone-destroying chemicals in the Earth's atmosphere....
 
Stephen Hawking celebrates 76th birthday
Posted 1-8-2018 | 7 comments
Upon first being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at 21, Hawking was given a mere 2 years to live....
 
DoD wants to develop autonomous bat-drones
Posted 1-6-2018 | 4 comments
A new competition has been launched to help develop animal-like drones powered by directed-energy beams....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ