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A Boy and His Atom: The World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film

A Boy and His Atom

A Boy and His Atom is the world’s smallest movie made of rendered still images of the individually arranged carbon atoms on a copper surface using a scanning tunneling microscope (STM). The movie was made by IBM researchers and made of 242 individual stop-motion frames, with each frame measuring approximately 50 atoms wide.

A Boy and His Atom

A Boy and His Atom: Movie made out of still images of atoms

Here’s the movie posted on Youtube.