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Rohrer Heinrich F1

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Rohrer Heinrich F1

Image title: 
Heinrich Rohrer and Gerd Binnig adjust a sample in the chamber used in their vacuum tunneling experiments
Credit line: 
IBM, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Description: 

(L-R): Heinrich Rohrer and Gerd Binnig, at the International Business Machines (IBM) Zurich Research laboratory, adjust a sample in the chamber used in their vacuum tunneling experiments. Their experiments have demonstrated electron tunneling through a vacuum for the first time and provide a new tool for surface studies with a resolution on an atomic scale.

Photo date: 
1982
Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 9.5 x 6 inches)
Person(s): 
Rohrer, Heinrich, 1933-2013
Binnig, Gerd, 1947-