Scientists perform world's smallest MRI on single atoms
Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 12:50 PM
Researchers at the IBS Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS) have performed the world's smallest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to visualise the magnetic field of single atoms. They used a Scanning Tunneling Microscope, which consists of an atomically sharp metal tip that allows researchers to image and probe single atoms. Two elements, iron and titanium, were investigated in the work.