David Nadlinger takes incredible photo of a single atom suspended between electric fields using a standard digital single-lens reflex camera. On Monday It is announced the council that organized the U.K. photography competition. “The idea of being able to see a single atom with the naked eye had struck me as a wonderfully direct and visceral bridge between the miniscule quantum world and our macroscopic reality,” Nadlinger said according to an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council press release.
Physics found, that the radium-224 core (a radioactive nuclide of a chemical element of radium) is similar in the form not to a classical sphere or an ellipse, and to a pear, which allows using it for check and specification of the standard ideas of how the atom is arranged. On modern representations, the core of atom represents the compact and dense object consisting of separate elements nucleons: protons or neutrons. Unlike the electronic cover identical on the device to all atoms, the form of a core can strongly change at change of a proportion of neutrons and protons.
The physicists from the University of Liverpool opened earlier not meeting pear-shaped core “, experimenting cores with an unusual ratio of number of protons and neutrons. On the modern representations, some isotopes of heavy elements, such as uranium, radium, radon or thorium, can accept such form, however it wasn’t confirmed experimentally because at the majority of such atoms the smallest half-life period.
Apophis previously known as 2004 MN4, a member of the Aten group of near-Earth asteroids which had been estimated by NASA as having a 1 in 5500 chance of striking the Earth in 2029. Concealing the energy of 65,000 atomic bombs asteroid Apophis with a mass of 50 million tonnes and a diameter of 320 meters will cross the orbit of the moon and rush to the Earth with a speed of 45 thousand miles per hour. In a collision of Apophis might do unseen troubles.
The smallest atomic clocks became commercially available, their price ranges from $1500. As the size of a matchbook, the new clock is 100 times smaller than its predecessor.It would be interesting to note that the tiny atomic clocks were developed by a team of researchers from Symmetricom Inc. Draper Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. Called Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC), the device consumes only 100 mW.