14.7 The Advent of Nanotechnology

Timeline to Modern Chemistry

This video lesson provides some perspective on the history of modern chemistry by way of a timeline dating back to the beginnings of our planet. The location of our planet in the universe is also addressed. Duration: 8:29

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Atoms are smaller than the wavelengths of visible light. This makes them impossible to see with an optical microscope. A scanning probe microscope works by a different principle. Duration: 1:57.

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