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Student at Oxford, David Nadlinger, received the highest award in the competition of scientific photography for a picture of an atom that has entered the ion trap. Its job is called: Single Atom in an Ion Trap (Single atom in an ion trap).

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In fact, the atoms are incredibly small and see them without the aid of electron microscopes is usually impossible. Nadlinger managed to get a photo of a simple camera as he realized what this requires lighting.

The idea to see a single atom as a bridge between the tiny quantum world and the macroscopic our reality struck me. Calculations were on my side and when I went to the lab with the camera and tripod in one quiet Sunday, my reward became this photo pale blue dot - David Nadlinger

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Look better. Atom - a tiny point of light between the two elektorodami. Positively charged strontium atom has been caught using electric fields. To use the picture David Canon 5D Mark II DSLR.