Now, we can see metal atoms in amazing detail
A UCLA team has managed to look at the structure of an atom; something we’ve never been able to visualize before. Here’s a close, three-dimensional look at platinum.
Chen, C., Zhu, C., White, E., Chiu, C., Scott, M., Regan, B., Marks, L., Huang, Y., & Miao, J. (2013). Three-dimensional imaging of dislocations in a nanoparticle at atomic resolution Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature12009