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Find out how scanning tunneling microscopes can be used to see atoms, which are too small to see with optical instruments.  This same microscope can actually move atoms and locate them precisely on a surface--check out this site to see a circle of atoms and the electron waves inside the circle.
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Keywords: Tunneling Microscopes, quantum corral
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Physics Central, (American Physical Society, College Park), WWW Document, (http://www.physicscentral.org/explore/action/atom.cfm).
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Physics Central, Physics in Action: Seeing Atoms (American Physical Society, College Park), <http://www.physicscentral.org/explore/action/atom.cfm>.
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Physics Central. (n.d.). Physics in Action: Seeing Atoms. Retrieved August 30, 2014, from American Physical Society: http://www.physicscentral.org/explore/action/atom.cfm
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Physics Central. Physics in Action: Seeing Atoms. College Park: American Physical Society. http://www.physicscentral.org/explore/action/atom.cfm (accessed 30 August 2014).
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Physics Central. Physics in Action: Seeing Atoms. College Park: American Physical Society. 30 Aug. 2014 <http://www.physicscentral.org/explore/action/atom.cfm>.
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