The "Small Frontier" : Exploring the Atomic Landscape

Imagine beaches with rolling surf – the terrain of a tiny tropical island. Now picture a whole string of such islands, not on the Pacific, but on the tip of your finger. According to physicist and IBM fellow Don Eigler this "small frontier" not only exists, but is "hugely important" to our future computing capabilities. Eigler explores the smallest landscape possible - one formed from "nature's building blocks," atoms and their electrons.