X marks the spot for miraculous microscopy

  • X marks the spot for miraculous microscopy - Researchers from IBM have succeeded in ‘seeing’ the distribution of charge within a single X-shaped molecule. Taking advantage of the workings of atomic force microscopy (AFM), Fabian Mohn and his colleagues from IBM Research Zurich managed to map the distribution of charge in a molecule of napthalocyanine on a bed of sodium cholride.