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Wednesday, 23 February 2022

“Fourty years looking at atoms”: a documentary on tunnelling microscopy

An initiative to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the discovery of the scanning tunnelling microscope.

The Instituto de Micro y Nanotecnología (CSIC-IMN), the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC-ICMM) and the CSIC Delegation in Madrid have made a documentary on microscopy as part of the activities of the Festival de Nanociencia y Nanotecnología (10alamenos9).

“Fourty years looking at atoms” commemorates the 40th anniversary of the discovery of the scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) and also serves as a tribute to two researchers from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), pioneers in this technique, Jose María Gómez Rodríguez and Juan José Sáenz Gutiérrez, who died in 2020 and were an important part of the Spanish school working on the so-called proximity microscopies (SPM).

Watch the documentary: