WORLD'S SMALLEST CALCULATOR
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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.
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