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Atoms at the end of the tunnel (The)

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  00:19:00  2004  Color  Sound

Bruno Grandidier, a researcher with the IEMN (Institut d'électronique, de microélectronique et de nanotechnologies) in Lille, presents the operating principles and uses of the tunnel effect microscope.
This microscope is used in the open air to study the surface of a graphite sample. For other materials which oxidize in air, such as silicon, researchers use a more sophisticated microscope which operates in an ultra-vacuum. The tunnel effect microscope also makes it possible to manipulate and construct nano-objects, such as organic molecules which are deposited on silicon substrates.

Producer : CNRS Images
Scientific author : GRANDIDIER Bruno (IEMN, UMR CNRS, Lille)
Director : BOCLET Didier (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon) DELHAYE Claude (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon) GOMBERT Christophe (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Audiovisual processPrises de vues réelles. Utilisation d'animations et d'images au microscope à effet tunnel.
Interventions en son direct. Musique.
PersonnalitiesGRANDIDIER Bruno(IEMN, Lille)
Date of broadcasting14/11/2005 (France 5)
Rediffusions2006/07/17 (France 5)   2007/08/18 (France 5)  
NotesIEMN : Institut d'électronique, de microélectronique et de nanotechnologie.
ISEN : Institut supérieur de l'électronique et du numérique.



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Item No.1180
Original SupportVideo DV Cam
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
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