The smallest calculator ever



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What is the world's smallest calculator?


James Gimzewski at the IBM laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland created the smallest calculator recently.

The calculator is smaller than one millionth of a millimeter. It is a molecular abacus that has 10 molecules of carbon 60 that is moved along a microscopic groove.

The molecules that create the counters are molecules of carbon 60 or what is called “buckyballs”. The buckyballs have 60 atoms of carbon which stick together to make a ball that has the same surface structure of a soccer ball.

A tip of a scanning tunneling microscope fondly referred to as the finger pushes the buckyballs around by moving only one atom at a time.

The exact size of the world's smallest calculator is 1 nanometer.

The smallest calculator ever

The smallest calculator ever

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