An Open-Source Scanning Tunneling Microscope: "
Yesterday I ran into Jochen Klingelhoefer of Lab Minds. He introduced me to the SXM Project - a project to distribute an open-source scanning tunneling microscope (already working) and a scanning force microscope (under development).
How cool is that? Many of the parts are eminently reprappable too.
For details follow this link.
Just to whet your appetite, here is a picture of a 4 nm square area on the surface of a piece of graphite made with the microscope:
Note the atoms...