A Boy And His Atom

The World’s Smallest Movie

You’re about to see the movie that holds the Guinness World Recordsโ„ข record for the World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film.

The ability to move single atoms โ€” the smallest particles of any element in the universe โ€” is crucial to IBM’s research in the field of atomic memory.

But even nanophysicists need to have a little fun. In that spirit, IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules (two atoms stacked on top of each other), all in pursuit of making a movie so small it can be seen only when you magnify it 100 million times.

A movie made with atoms:

Learn more about atomic memory, data storage and big data at https://www.ibm.com/madewithatoms.

Making The World’s Smallest Movie:

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