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IBM Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Moving Atoms

Mon, 09/28/2009 - 9:14am

On September 28, 1989, Don Eigler became the first person in history to move and control an individual atom. Shortly thereafter, with the help of a custom-built microscope, he and his team spelled out the letters I-B-M using individual atoms, signaling a quantum leap forward in the field of nanotechnology.

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