Image Of A Single Atom
There have been many attempts to see just one atom at a microscopic level, but this hadn’t been done until 2018. David Nadlinger and a team of researchers at the University of Oxford managed to capture one using an ion trap. They used an electron microscope & DSLR camera and titled the image: “Single Atom in an Ion Trap.” It actually won the overall science photography prize conducted by UK’s Engineering & Physical Science Research Council. The curious Ph.D. candidate at the time was fascinated by the idea of being able to see a single atom with the naked eye and came up with this concept. Giving us one of the most mind-blowing science photos ever.