Ultrasharp Microscope Probes (video) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Loading video... Caption Professor Joe Lyding has recently developed a new method for sharpening probes for Scan Probe Microscopes. Using ions to sharpen the tip to an atomic level, the ultrasharp probes allow for an extremely high, atomic resolution in the microscope's images. Hi-res at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wkf2DxbKSFA. Credit Anne Lukeman 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.