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Title: Atom
Media: Iron on Copper (111)

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The Kanji characters for "atom." The literal translation is something like "original child."
[Lutz & Eigler]


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Title : Carbon Monoxide Man
Media : Carbon Monoxide on Platinum (111)

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The artist, Zeppenfeld, was known to go through playful moods, leaving behind a series of images in the lab notebooks, none of which were serious in nature.
[Zeppenfeld & Eigler]


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Title : The Beginning
Media : Xenon on Nickel (110)

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Artists have almost always needed the support of patrons (scientists too!). Here, the artist, shortly after discovering how to move atoms with the STM, found a way to give something back to the corporation which gave him a job when he needed one and provided him with the tools he needed in order to be successful.
[Eigler] Library ICON