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Contact: Paul Preuss
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

TEAM 0.5 Image of Gold Nanobridge

Caption: Where these two gold crystals meet they are joined by a complex arrangement of atoms, forming a nanobridge that accommodates their different orientations. The atoms are 2.3 angstroms apart. TEAM 0.5's unprecedented signal-to-noise ratio makes it possible to distinguish individual atoms and, at the edges of the two crystals, deduce their position in three dimensions.

Credit: Courtesy of DOE's National Center for Electron Microscopy

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