Weighing A Single Atom

A diagram and real-life image (inset) of a carbon nanotube.

European researchers have built an exquisite new device that can weigh a single atom. It may ultimately allow scientists to study the progress of chemical reactions, molecule by molecule.

Carbon nanotubes are ultra-thin fibres of carbon  made from thin sheets of carbon only one atom thick – known as graphene – rolled into a tube only a few nanometres across. Even the thickest is more than a thousand times thinner than a human hair.

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