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I have seen this photo in a lot of articles which is described as picture taken of a single atom in an ion traphere's the link to one of them. I find this very fascinating, but i still can't understand how he achieved this? I mean i don't understand how was he able to isolate a single strontium ion and then how did he capture the picture? I know there's a description available in the article too but its not that clear to me so i was wondering if someone can explain it in detail? this is the image of the atom


marked as duplicate by Emilio Pisanty electromagnetism Mar 8 at 22:06

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    $\begingroup$ Much of your question (but not all) is already addressed in the linked thread. You should read it, as well as the resources linked there (particularly this Wikipedia page), and then edit this question to be specific about the aspects that you still do not understand. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Mar 8 at 22:07