IIT Madras has launched “world’s first” remotely operatable microscope that would enable a precise atom-by-atom view of a material. The ‘Local Electrode Atom Probe’ (LEAP) was developed in a collaborative exercise involving eight top research institutions headed by IIT Madras.
It was developed at a cost of Rs 40 crore. The microscope also enables a true three-dimensional (3D) atomic scale reconstruction which would impart a major thrust to research in nanotechnology, among other fields.
Source- The Indian Express