Growth of Crystal Nanorods (2 of 2) (video) DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Loading video... Caption Berkeley Lab researchers at the National Center for Electron Microscopy recorded real-time observations of nanocrystal growth that support the theory of nanoparticles acting like artificial atoms. This electron microscopy movie shows nanoparticles becoming attached to form twisty chains that eventually align and attach end-to-end to become elongated nanowires. Credit Movie courtesy of Haimei Zheng Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.