Microscope Sets New Resolution Record He talks about setting the new record on resolution for electron microscopes: 0.6 angstrom. An angstrom is 100,000 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair. He says the resolution makes it easier to see atoms and how they bond together, and will help develop new materials. NPR's Michele Norris talks with physicist Stephen J. Pennycook of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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Microscope Sets New Resolution Record

He talks about setting the new record on resolution for electron microscopes: 0.6 angstrom. An angstrom is 100,000 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair. He says the resolution makes it easier to see atoms and how they bond together, and will help develop new materials. NPR's Michele Norris talks with physicist Stephen J. Pennycook of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.