Atom art: Beauty at the atomic scale

From Nanowerks news:

“Nature makes some beautiful patterns with atoms.” That’s what Jim LeBeau wants people to take away from an art exhibit he is helping to curate at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C that runs from Sept. 20 – Nov. 20, 2016.

“We want to show people that we are now able to actually see atoms, and the orderly way that atoms are arranged in a material,” says LeBeau, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at NC State. And how those atoms are arranged, the patterns they make, is key to understanding a material’s properties – and how engineers can control those properties.

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