Taming the atom: the emergence of the visible microworld

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Random House, 1992 - Science - 223 pages
A report from the frontiers of atomic physics reveals how scientists are realizing the quantum dreams of Einstein, Schro+a5dinger, and Bohr and studying a fantastic new world of intertwining waves and particles that make up physical reality.

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TAMING THE ATOM: The Emergence of the Visible Microworld

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Take seriously that subtitle—for what this fascinating book is all about are devices and procedures that allow the imaging of even a single atom suspended in a tiny doughnut-shaped trap. Von Baeyer ... Read full review

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At the beginning of this volume, von Baeyer ( Rainbows, Snowflakes and Quarks , LJ 7/84) tells of his recent visit to a physics laboratory to actually see an individual mercury atom, captured ... Read full review


The Enduring Idea of Atomism
The Components of the Atom
The Language of the Atom

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Has won the Science Journalism Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Magazine Award.

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