Microscope creates near-real-time videos of nanoscale processes

Engineers at MIT have designed an atomic force microscope that scans images 2,000 times faster than existing commercial models. With this new high-speed instrument, the team produced images of chemical processes taking place at the nano-scale at the rate close to real-time video. (Learn more:

Video produced and edited by Melanie Gonick/MIT
Atomic force microscope videos courtesy of the researchers