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Old 12-04-2002, 02:10 PM   #1
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How It All Fits Together

This is a great journey- give it a whirl.

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Old 12-04-2002, 02:18 PM   #2
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That's fun. I never knew protons were purple.
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Old 12-05-2002, 12:12 AM   #3
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I like the quarks, myself- a nice multi-color non-color.
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Old 12-05-2002, 05:01 AM   #4
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if confetti was a color, quarks are it!
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Old 12-05-2002, 08:47 AM   #5
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Amazing.

I wish they coul'd zoom further. I've always wanted to se an atom. I mean, it would be nice to see it, and say, oh thats it. That is what everything is made of. Fine.
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Old 12-05-2002, 10:48 AM   #6
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Rune- They zoomed past a representation of an atom.

Here's what the real things look like. The pointy things are iron atoms on copper. The waves you see are actually electrons (remember their duality). A single atom by itself would be spherical, but they infringe on each others' spaces. Incidentally, this setup is called a quantum corral.

Quantum Corral

P.S. It's colorized because it's hard to tell what your looking at from the black and white printout, but I swear this is the real McCoy.
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Old 12-05-2002, 10:54 AM   #7
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wow, I like that
and that Quantum Corral is weird
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Old 12-05-2002, 11:10 AM   #8
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Holy Monkey!

Is that it? I have to read more about it. Still, i guess it's not the actual atom but as they call it "standing-wave patterns in the local density of states of the Cu(111) surface" represented by the electrical charges in the electron and the core.

I have to ignite my brain again. It's so much information. I don't think I've used the good old brain since engineering school.

Thanks a million for that link!

How can I work now? I feel like running around the office landscape shouting; "they have seen it, they have seen the atom!"
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Old 12-05-2002, 03:42 PM   #9
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well that was sure something to wake me out of my coma today.... damn, i knew science was way cooler than drafting contracts (or is that what my dad does, i can't remember)
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Old 12-06-2002, 04:09 AM   #10
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RuneT stole my holy monkey!! That is ok though, I am hoping to infect the world with it, it is part of my whole world domination plan....that site was cool, it reminded me of this song
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Old 12-06-2002, 09:34 AM   #11
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The world is not big enough for the both of us! It's mine. MINE!

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PS thanks for the monkey
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Old 12-06-2002, 04:29 PM   #12
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"I AM SIGNIFICANT!...screamed the dust speck".
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