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Scientists capture the first footage of ATOMS bonding and breaking in real time at a scale half-a-million-times smaller than the width of a human hair
UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2020 | Jonathan Chadwick

Posted on 01/21/2020 2:00:14 PM PST by C19fan

Scientists have captured the first ever footage of atoms bonding at a scale around half a million times smaller than the width of a human hair.

Using advanced microscopy methods, the team of UK and German researchers captured the breaking of a chemical bond between two rhenium atoms.

The video shows the two atoms to the left of the footage, between 0.1 and 0.3 nanometres, appearing as black blobs as they bond and break.

Atoms are ‘the building blocks of the world’ and the matter around us is made up of layers and layers of atoms – unless they’re a single-layer material like graphene.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: atoms; chemistry; physics; rhenium; science; stringtheory
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To: C19fan

We speak English here. Please restate comment so that those of us who barely passed Physics can understand. /sarc


21 posted on 01/21/2020 3:51:18 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (Figures)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Ha!


22 posted on 01/21/2020 3:53:42 PM PST by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: MacNaughton; Reily

{:-)

The joy of being 86 and being stuck on the music of the 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s...


23 posted on 01/21/2020 3:54:26 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is Sam Adams now that we desperately need him)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity
I don’t trust atoms.
They make up everything.

Two-thirds of a PUN = P.U.!

24 posted on 01/21/2020 4:05:44 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Army Air Corps
😁👍

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25 posted on 01/21/2020 4:14:57 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (My cats are more amusing than 200 channels worth of TV)
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To: Army Air Corps
😁👍

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26 posted on 01/21/2020 4:15:04 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (My cats are more amusing than 200 channels worth of TV)
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To: jonsie
Thanks, I'll be here all week. Try the cheesecake.😜

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27 posted on 01/21/2020 4:17:50 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (My cats are more amusing than 200 channels worth of TV)
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To: C19fan

Almost brings tears to my eyes.


28 posted on 01/21/2020 4:19:47 PM PST by Reynoldo
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To: Army Air Corps
Nice pair of valences.

Kate and Anna McGarrigle: NaCl (1984)

Just a little atom of chlorine, Valence minus one,
Swimming through the sea, Diggin' the scene, just havin' fun,
She's not worried about the shape or size of her outside shell, It's fun to ionize,
Just a little atom of C-L With an unfilled shell.
Somewhere in that sea, Lurks handsome sodium.
With enough electrons on his outside shell, Plus that extra one.
"Somewhere in this deep blue sea There's a negative for my extra energy,
Yes, somewhere in this foam, My positive will find a home."
Then unsuspecting chlorine, Felt a magnetic pull,
She looked down and her outside shell was full,
Sodium cried, "What a gas! Be my bride,
And I'll change your name from chlorine to chloride."
Now the sea evaporates to make the clouds for the rain and snow,
Leaving her chemical compounds in the absence of H2O.
But the crystals that wash upon the shore are happy ones, So if you never thought before . . .
Think of the love that you eat, When you salt your meat.

29 posted on 01/21/2020 4:37:45 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (For 'tis the sport to have the engineer hoist with his own petard., -- Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 4)
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To: cloudmountain
Two-thirds of a PUN = P.U.!

I will remember that.

30 posted on 01/21/2020 4:47:08 PM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (A law means nothing if it isn’t followed.)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

:o)


31 posted on 01/21/2020 6:29:33 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: dhs12345

“No weird behavior such as electron orbital shells, quantum shifts in orbitals, probabilistic nature of particles, heisenberg, etc.”

they’re not looking INSIDE of the atom and its subatomic structure; their resolution isn’t fine enough to do that ... they’ve just barely managed to see an atom as a blob, which of course is still a VERY impressive feat, considering that just a little over 100 years ago most physicists didn’t believe in the existence of atoms or molecules ...


32 posted on 01/21/2020 6:30:28 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: C19fan

Bookmark


33 posted on 01/21/2020 6:31:09 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS!)
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To: C19fan
Graphene is a zero-gap semiconductor, because its conduction and valence bands meet at the Dirac points. The Dirac points are six locations in momentum space, on the edge of the Brillouin zone, divided into two non-equivalent sets of three points. The two sets are labeled K and K'. The sets give graphene a valley degeneracy of gv = 2. By contrast, for traditional semiconductors the primary point of interest is generally Γ, where momentum is zero. Four electronic properties separate it from other condensed matter systems.
34 posted on 01/21/2020 6:53:43 PM PST by HandyDandy (All right then I will go to hell. Huckleberry Finn)
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To: Red Badger
Isn't that an invasion of privacy?.....................

You win the internet for the day. Congratulations!

35 posted on 01/21/2020 9:00:42 PM PST by zeugma (I sure wish I lived in a country where the rule of law actually applied to those in power.)
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To: BenLurkin; 6SJ7; AdmSmith; AFPhys; Arkinsaw; allmost; aristotleman; autumnraine; bajabaja; ...
I didn't check, I hope I'm in before the Celeron jokes. Thanks BenLurkin.

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36 posted on 01/21/2020 9:52:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: catnipman
They need another 100x magnification. It is interesting the boundary formed by the electron shells. There is a void of “no matter” and then matter. Anyway, it looks like Bohrs model.
37 posted on 01/22/2020 6:20:43 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: catnipman
Interesting too that it takes a finite amount of time for the reaction to happen. There is a time component to the reaction and even an intermediate state. I would be curious to see what happens during the tweener state when the molecule is randomly chaotic and in a different energy state and then finally settles in on the final configuration. This is something that is rarely discussed in Chemistry and the simple algebraic equations only show before and after. Also, is the molecule vulnerable in this transitional state? And does it follow schrodinger model for final state.
38 posted on 01/22/2020 6:30:03 AM PST by dhs12345
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