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  • Rights: Dr Richard Tilley Published 22 July 2021 Size: 25 KB Referencing Hub media

    Transmission electron microscope image of an octapod. You can see the regular arrangement of atoms making up the octapod.

    Scientists need to use a transmission electron microscope, which has really high resolution, to view nanoparticles because they are at the nanoscale – a nanometre is a billionth of a metre!

    Image: Dr Richard Tilley

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