The Dance of the Atoms

14/06/2013 04:44

by Staff Writers
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Jun 13, 2013
Lone people standing in a ballroom don't tend to move a lot. It's only when they find a suitable dance partner that rapid motion sets in. Atoms on iron-oxide surfaces behave in a similar way: Only with the right molecular partner do they dance across the surface. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have now filmed the atoms, proving that carbon monoxide is the partner responsible for the quick motion. [Read more] ...