Incredible image of a single glowing atom in a vacuum chamber wins photography prize

Incredible image of a single glowing atom in a vacuum chamber wins photography prize
 

A stunning image of a single strontium atom suspended in electric fields has won an annual science photography prize – and was taken using an ordinary digital camera.
David Nadlinger’s photo, Single Atom In An Ion Tap, was captured through the window of a vacuum chamber in an Oxford University laboratory, using an ordinary digital camera on a long exposure shot.
Two metal electrodes, two millimetres apart, held the strontium almost motionless as it was illuminated with a blue-violet-coloured laser.
The image beat more than 100 entries to claim first place overall in the 2018 Engineering and... read more

 
12 February 2018 in Hot News, Views: 22
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