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Friday, June 08, 2007
Single Electron Motion Caught on Video
Now, whenever someone says that no one has ever seen a single electron, show him/her this. Of course, there could be an argument that you're not seeing the electron directly, but rather the bubble that it creates. Then you can argue that no one sees anything directly, but rather the light that got reflected off all the objects. So there! It's all the same! :)
These researchers actually managed to not only see the motion of a single electron, but they also videotaped it using ordinary camcorder! How cool is that?